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FIRM 2022

Innovations in Academia and Industry

23rd - 24th
May 2022, 
Middleton Lodge, North Yorkshire

FIRM prides itself on hosting internationally-renowned keynote and workshop speakers. This year, we focus on the advances of Regenerative Medicine in both academia and industry. Join us to exchange knowledge with leaders from both disciplines, offering an exciting opportunity for networking with experts in a relaxed setting. 


Keynote speakers

Keynote speakers


Prof. Garry Duffy

NUI Galway, Centre for Research in Medical Devices

Garry Duffy is a Professor in Anatomy and Regenerative Therapies within the School of Medicine at the National University of Ireland Galway. He has a keen interest in developing minimally-invasive surgical devices to enable the future translation of biomaterial based cell and drug therapy products.

Keynote speakers


Prof. Richard Oreffo

University of Southampton

 Richard Oreffo is the chair of Musculoskeletal Science and is co-founder and Director of the Centre for Human Development, Stem Cells and Regeneration at the University of Southampton .Richard's particular interests lie in the application of bone stem cells and regenerative medicine strategies for the repair and regeneration of damaged skeletal tissue.

Keynote speakers


Dr Beenish Siddique

AEH Innovative Hydrogel Ltd

Beenish is the CEO of the award winning Biotech company, AEH Innovative Hydrogel Ltd. Her interests lie in utilising these hydrogels for a wide variety of applications, including wound healing and vertical farming.

Keynote speakers


Prof. Andriana Margariti

Queen's University Belfast

Prof. Margariti has main expertise lies in stem cell biology, with particular emphasis on cell reprogramming, chromatin remodelling, cell signalling and endothelial cell biology. Her research demonstrates the therapeutic potential of “re-born” reprogrammed endothelial cells have transforming consequences for regenerative and personalised medicine.

Workshop speakers


CATAPULT: Cell and Gene Therapy Manufacturing

The Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult is part of a network of world-leading centres set up by Innovation UK, designed to support innovation in UK businesses. This is achieved through provision of access to expert technical capabilities, equipment and other resources required to take innovation ideas from concept to reality. Two members from Catapult: Cell and Gene Therapy will be joining us to run a workshop at FIRM.

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