The Pharmaceutical Industry: where science meets health meets…business

When:
10 February, 2016 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where:
Halo Cafe, Bar & Restaurant, 141 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8BA
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Our speaker is Tim Gallagher, Professor of Organic Chemistry at Bristol University.

Tim says:
I am an organic chemist and my research has often been associated with the pharma industry.  Many drugs are “small molecules” and the ability to make molecules in new ways, make them better and cleaner has been a focus for me.

I have collaborated with pharma (including doing consultancy and patent-based expert witness work, in UK, US and elsewhere), many of my PhD students and post-doctoral co-workers have pursued careers there.

Over the years, I have developed an interest in how the industry works and what their drivers are, and appreciate some of the issues the broader public have with questions around profit in health.  I will try to provide an overview of the industry – it will necessarily involve some generalisations – and hope to provide the audience with an appreciation of some of the challenges that we all face.

Tim’s University page

Tim’s cv

Bristol Science Film Festival

When:
20 March, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

film-festival-logoPrize giving and showing of entries for the Bristol Science Film Festival competition

We’ll be at the Cube cinema from 7pm onwards. Our judges will give their verdict on the entries, which will be shown through the evening.

Entry is £3 and tickets will be on sale in the new year.

There will be prizes!
Our judges will be:

Ross Exton

Ross Exton – At-Bristol Live Science Video Producer

Suzi Gage – University of Bristol and Guardian writer

Suzi Gage – University of Bristol and Guardian writer

Bruce Hood – Psychology Professor, author and presenter

Bruce Hood – Psychology Professor, author and presenter

Matthew Tosh - presenter, voice actor, pyrotechnician and education consultant

Matthew Tosh – presenter, voice actor, pyrotechnician and education consultant

Erasing unwanted memories

When:
13 May, 2015 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where:
Halo Cafe, Bar & Restaurant, 141 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8BA
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chris_baileySpeaker: Dr Chris Bailey, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath.

It’s a disturbing prospect invoked by scenes from films like ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’, where people pay to have heart-breaking memories erased from their minds. In reality, our understanding of memory formation and storage suggests that erasing ‘unwanted’ memories can really help to treat disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder and addiction.

Chris has recently been looking into the role of learning and memory in addiction. His talk will cover the latest research on how memories are formed.

Chris Bailey’s  university webpage.