Mologic Science Day, 22nd March 2017

Mologic hosted its second annual Science Day for PhD students sponsored by the company. The objectives are to encourage close relationships with the Mologic team, promote interactions between the sponsored students and to meet with all the students and their supervisors to discuss progress (and challenges) with their projects.



Left to Right:

Dr Angelo Amoroso (Cardiff University)

Dr John Wilkins (Mologic)

Professor Mark Smales (University of Kent)

Geraint Roberts (Cardiff University)

Maria Gomez-Herranz (Edinburgh University)

Luke Way (Edinburgh University)

Professor Corinne Spickett, Aston University)

Professor Ted Hupp (Edinburgh University)

Andy Martin (University of Kent)

Dr Richard Williamson (University of Kent)

Isabel Pinto (Mologic/Aston)

Professor Robert Field (John Innes Centre, Norwich)

Angela Garcia Perez (Warwick University)

Dr Lucy Beales (Mologic York)

Dr Ann Dixon (Warwick University)

Professor Paul Davis (Mologic)

Rebecca Winsbury (John Innes Centre, Norwich).



10.30 Registration.
Apologies from Matt Rooney & Prof Helen Griffiths (University of Surrey, Guildford) and Dr Ian Fallis (Cardiff University).

11.00 Welcome and introduction. Professor Paul Davis (Mologic)

11.05 Recombinant protein expression at Mologic’s York Lab. Dr Lucy Beales (Mologic)

11.45 Discovering novel interactors of E3 ubiquitin ligase MDM2 through mass spectrometry techniques. Luke Way (Edinburgh University)

12.15 Detecting lipoxidation: diagnostic tools for translation and commercial application.

Isabel Pinto (Aston University & Mologic).

12.45  Lunch & Lab demonstrations:

– Mologic technology for detection of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) in support of malaria treatments (Professor Paul Davis)

– Probing protein binding using the Octet system (Dr James Schouten)

14.15 Development of Recombinant Proteins for Rapid Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Inflammatory Diseases. Andy Martin (University of Kent).

14:45 Molecular Address Tags for Vaccines. Rebecca Winsbury (John Innes Centre, Norwich).

15:15 Radiolabelled, antibody-coated iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONS): In vitro and in vivo studies.

Geraint Roberts (Cardiff University)

15:45 Tea & Lab demonstration:
– Mologic’s ACuTEGA, All Copper Triple Electrode Glucose Assay technology. Glucose sensing without enzymes (Andrew Austin).

16.15 Developing diagnostic assays in oesophageal adenocarcinoma. Maria Gomez-Herranz (Edinburgh University).

16:45 Siglec8 as a target for asthma therapeutics. Angela Garcia Perez (Warwick University)

17.15 Diagnostics for phagocyte activity, and the work of the new CARD (Centre for Advanced Rapid Diagnostics) initiative, sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Professor Paul Davis.

17.45 Closing comments & buffet dinner.

We can see great potential value in the principles and techniques being developed in these projects.  The Science Day was a great opportunity to discuss progress and to learn more about the impressive scientific research being carried out. I would like to thank all participants and attendees for their excellent presentations, enthusiasm and engagement.

Prof Paul Davis, Chief Scientist, Mologic.