2021 Oncology Conference

2021 Oncology Conference

Alderley Park Conference Centre
Thursday 4th November 2021


We are delighted to announce our first in-person conference of 2021. Join Bionow and our expert speakers to discuss and reflect on the current Oncology landscape either in person or afterwards via online on-demand content.

For those attending in person, to keep everyone safe, we are taking a number of actions so you can relax as you learn about the latest research and innovations in the field of oncology and reconnect with colleagues. 

The prevention of cancer and development of more effective strategies to detect precursors and early-stage cancers, when treatment may be most effective, remain critical societal goals. The Bionow Oncology Conference will present the problems that we face with prevention and early diagnosis and discuss the latest advances to address these challenges and translate the science into better care for the cancer patient. In addition to leading experts we will also hear about this challenge from the patient’s perspective.


  • Coffee and Registration

  • Conference Welcome

    Geoff Davison, CEO, Bionow

  • Keynote Speaker

    Anke Bruning Richardson, Senior Lecturer in Biomedicine / Pharmacology, University of Huddersfield

  • Early Detection / New Approaches

    Session Chair: Gillian Dalgliesh, Associate Director, QIAGEN Manchester
    Chris Toseland, Senior Lecturer/MRC Career Development Award Fellowship, Sheffield University
    Jim Stevens, Applications Specialist, Stilla
    Kasia Zmarzly, Co-founder & Head of Business Development, Nanovery
    Christian Ottensmeier, Professor of Immuno-Oncology, University of Liverpool 

  • Coffee, Networking & Exhibition

  • Illumina - Multiomics in Oncology Research

    Joe Whitaker, Staff Marketing Manager - Clinical Oncology, Illumina

  • Lunch, Networking & Exhibition

  • Bioavailability, Drug Delivery and Formulation

    Session Chair: Claire Thompson, CEO, Agility Life Sciences
    Claire Patterson, Senior Principal Scientist, Seda Pharmaceutical Development Services
    Melody Janssen, Program Manager, N4 Pharma
    Peter Scholes, Chief Scientific Officer, Quotient Sciences

  • Role of Biobanks in Cancer Research & Patient Care – Benchtop to Bedside

    Mike Sheldon, Senior Director, Infinity BiologiX
    Benedict Roylance, Business Development Director, Roylance Pharma

  • Coffee, Networking & Exhibition

  • Keynote Speaker

    Kimberly Shepard, Principal Engineer - Research and Development Group, Lonza

  • The Use of Wearables and AI to get Close to Patients

    Session Chair: Steve McConchie, CEO, Aptus Clinical
    Tony Bashall, Managing Director, Zenzium
    Anthony Wilson, Intensive Care Consultant, MRI
    Gareth Kitchen, Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester

  • The Future of Cancer Therapy

    Session Chair: Sam Whitehouse, CEO, Lightox
    Ryan Littich, Associate Director - Strategy Small Molecules, Lonza
    Andy Ryan, Head of Translational Science, Medicines Discovery Catapult
    Allan Jordan, Director of Oncology Drug Discovery, Sygnature Discovery
    Younghwa Kim, Chief Development Officer, 1st Biotherapeutics

  • Conference Close

    Geoff Davison, CEO, Bionow

  • Networking

Keynote Speakers

Kimberly Shepard

Principal Engineer - Research and Development Group, Lonza

Kim Shepard is Principal Engineer in the Research and Develo...

Anke Bruning Richardson

Senior Lecturer in Biomedicine / Pharmacology, University of Huddersfield

Dr Anke Brüning-Richardson is a brain tumour researcher...



Registration will open shortly. For further enquiries please contact events@bionow.co.uk.

Gold Exhibitors




Exhibitor Packages

Silver Exhibitor Package will consist of:

  • Exhibition stand
  • 1 delegate pass

Gold Exhibitor Package will consist of

  • Exhibition stand
  • 2 delegate passes
  • Pre-recorded company digital showcase video (3 minutes in length) - Showcase uploaded to Event Delegate Area Pre-conference and available Post-conference
  • Recognition as gold exhibitor on conference web page