Bionow Oncology Conference

Bionow Oncology Conference

Alderley Park Conference Centre
Wednesday 13th February


Focusing upon the strengths in the discovery, development and manufacture of cancer medicines in the North of England through to commercialisation. This event will highlight industry, academic and clinical strengths whilst showcasing key activities, infrastructure and the joined up translational environment which exists in the North.



  • Coffee & Registration

  • Welcome

    Jane Kendrew, Head of Science Services, Alderley Park 

  • Keynote Speaker

    Johnson Lau, Chief Executive Officer, Athenex

  • Emerging Pre-Clinical Technologies in Oncology

    Chair: Peter Simpson, Chief Scientific Officer, Medicines Discovery Catapult

    Andrew Campbell, Cancer Geneticist, CRUK Beatson Institute
    Mark Wigglesworth, Director High Throughput Screening, AstraZeneca
    Gayle Marshall, Lead Scientist - Biomarkers, Medicines Discovery Catapult
    Tiffany Thorn, CEO, BiVictriX

  • Coffee, Networking & Exhibition

  • Translating Advanced Therapies

    Chair: Steve McConchie, Chief Executive Officer, Aptus Clinical

    Fiona Thistlethwaite, Medical Oncology Consultant, The Christie
    Daniel Smith, Chief Scientific Officer, Cobra Biologics
    Hayley Gooding, Principal Scientist, Aquila Biomedical
    Ian Hollingsworth, Programme Manager, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult

  • Lunch, Networking & Exhibition

  • Advanced Drug Delivery Systems

    Chair: Paul Stott, Vice President - Global Product Development, AstraZeneca

    Marcel De Matas, Director of Product Design, Seda Pharmaceutical
    Maya Thanou, Reader - Cancer and Pharmaceutical Sciences, King's College London
    Allan Hey, Head of CMC Program Development, N4 Pharma
    Nigel Davis, CEO, Medherant

  • Coffee, Networking & Exhibition

  • Health Economics / Regulation

    Chair: Paul Doyle, Chief Scientific Officer, Concept Life Sciences

    Patricia Hurley, Senior Consulting Director, PPD
    Grace Jennings, Senior Scientific Advisor, NICE
    William Green, Project Director, YHEC

  • Summary Panel

    Peter Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, Medicines Discovery Catapult
    Steve McConchie, Chief Executive Officer, Aptus Clinical
    Paul Stott, Vice President - Global Product Development, AstraZeneca
    Paul Doyle, Chief Scientific Officer, Concept Life Sciences

  • Close

Alderley Park Conference Centre



This state-of-the-art facility is ideal for events ranging from prestigious international conferences through to intimate board meetings.  As an adaptable venue it offers an auditorium, meeting rooms, breakout areas and exhibition space all in the heart of beautiful parkland. 



Alderley Park
Congleton Road
Nether Alderley
SK10 4TG


Alderley Park is centrally located within easy reach of the M6 and M56 motorway network. It is located just 18 miles away from Manchester city centre and 20 minutes from Manchester Airport which offers flights to 225 destinations around the world. The Park offers easy access to Manchester and the rest of the UK by train with three local stations (Alderley Edge, Wilmslow and Macclesfield) all within 15 minutes drive.


Registration is now closed. For any further queries please contact

Delegate Fees

Premium Member: £99.00 + VAT*
Member: £125.00 + VAT*
Non-Member: £155.00 + VAT

*Members please log into your membership account to access your discounted rates.

Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities

2019 Oncology Conference Sponsorship and Exhibition Flyer.pdf