2024 BioInfect Conference

2024 BioInfect Conference

The Spine, Liverpool
Thursday 8th February 2024

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With the WHO declaring antimicrobial resistance (AMR) one of the top 10 global public health threats facing humanity and with 1.27 million deaths directly related to AMR plus antimicrobial-resistant infections playing a role in almost 5 million deaths in 2019, tackling the issue requires a united, multisectoral approach.
Antimicrobial resistance: the next pandemic
AMR occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change over time and no longer respond to medicines making infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread, severe illness and death. As a result of drug resistance, antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines become ineffective and infections become increasingly difficult or impossible to treat.
Without effective tools for the prevention and adequate treatment of drug-resistant infections and improved access to existing and new quality-assured antimicrobials, the number of people for whom treatment is failing or who die of infections will increase. Medical procedures, such as surgery, including caesarean sections or hip replacements, cancer chemotherapy, and organ transplantation, will become more risky.
BioInfect will examine the issues surrounding the increasing threat of AMR and how it can be tackled, such as the need for greater innovation and investment in new drug development, the effectiveness of current and proposed reimbursement models, the efficacy of new and alternative treatments and how organisations, stakeholders and policymakers can work together more effectively to combat this global issue.
PLUS: Taking place ten years on from the influential O’Neill report on AMR, BioInfect will also celebrate the launch of the new Liverpool City Region Investment Zone in Health and Life Sciences as a great opportunity for the community to take stock on what has been achieved in the AMR space and plan for a brighter future.

Last year saw over 200 delegates attending from....

AF Chempharm, Ambit, Appleyard Lees, ArrePath, Biocair, Biofortuna Ltd, Biopharma Group, Blueberry Therapeautics, Bruntwood SciTech, Byotrol PLC, CatSci, Callidus Biomolecules Limited, Centauri Therapeutics Limited, Charles River Discovery Research Services UK Ltd, Chiesi Ltd, Keele University, Krysium Technologies, Lancaster University, Mast Group, Mathys & Squire, LGC, LGC-ATCC, LifeArc, Innovate UK, Inventya Ltd, F2G, FOx Biosystems, Indigena Biodiversity Limited, INFEX Therapeutics, Hepworth Browne, HGF Limited, iiCON, Edge Hill University, Entrust Resource Solutions Group, Evotec, Northumbria University, Oppilotech, TRUPCR Europe Limited, UKHSA, University of Aberdeen, University of Bradford, University of Huddersfield, University of Leeds, University of Manchester, University of Sheffield, WHP Engineering Ltd, Withnell Sensors, Withnell Solicitors, VectorBuilder, VRS Recruitment, University of Liverpool, Pro-Lab Diagnostics, Sygnature Discovery Limited, Telstar, Tiro Training Limited, Qiagen Manchester, SGS Vitrology Ltd, Shionogi, Restore Harrow Green, Safeguard Biosystems, SEDA, ReNewVax, National Physical Laboratory, New England Biolabs UK, News Medical Life Sciences, Medicines Discovery Catapult, Medrus Pharma, Mycovia, ConvaTec, Cyprotex, Don Whitley Scientific, and many more.

Key Information

Date: Thursday 8th February 

Venue: The Spine, 2 Paddington, Liverpool L7 3FA


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  • 08:30 Coffee, Registration and Exhibition

  • 09:00 Conference Welcome

    Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region

  • 09:10 Liverpool City Region Investment Zone in Health and Life Sciences Launch

    Janet Hemingway, Director, iiCON

  • 09:30 State of the AMR Nation

    Chair: Mike Ward, Head of Thought Leadership, Clarivate

    Nicholas Feasey, Sir James Black Chair of Infection Medicine, University of St Andrews

    Nichola Jones, Teaching Fellow, University of Leeds

    Beverley Isherwood, Infectious Disease Leader, Medicines Discovery Catapult

    Pia Thommes, VP anti-infectives, Evotec

    Seamus O’Brien, Director of Research & Development, Global Antibiotic Research & Development Partnership (GARDP)

  • 10:40 Coffee, Networking & Exhibition

  • 11:10 Keynote/Online

    John H. Rex, Chief Medical Officer, F2G Ltd. · Operating Partner, Advent Life Sciences · Adjunct Professor of Medicine, McGovern Medical School

  • 11:35 Investing in AMR

    Chair: Eleanor Malone, Editor in Chief Commercial Pharma Insights, Citeline

    Douglas Thomson, Venture Partner at KAMRA 

    Clive Mason, AMR Programme Director, LifeArc

    Peter Jackson, Executive Director, Infex 

    Patricia Barclay, Legal Counsel, the Funding Partnership

  • 12:35 Lunch, Networking & Exhibition

  • 13:45 Poster Winner Announced

  • 13:50 Keynote

    Lord Jim O'Neill, Baron O'Neill of Gatley

  • 14:15 The UK Antimicrobial Products Subscription Model

    Sophie Cooper, Senior Scientific Adviser – Science Policy and Research Programme, NICE

    David Glover, Deputy Head of the Medicines Analysis Team, NHS England

  • 14:45 What's in the pipeline

    Chair: Simon Bradbury, Partner, Appleyard Lees

    Neil Murray, CEO, ReNewVax

    Ben Swift, Lecturer in Antimicrobial Resistance, Royal Veterinary College

    Victoria Savage, Head of Biology, Infex Therapeutics

    Alastair Parkes, VP Medicinal Chemistry, Evotec 

  • 16:00 Coffee, Cake, Exhibition & Conference Close

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Registration will open shortly. For any further queries please contact info@bionow.co.uk



The Spine is located in Paddington Village at the heart of the Knowledge Quarter in Liverpool’s City Centre, with Liverpool Lime Street station a 19-minute walk away.



Nearest train station: Liverpool Lime Street – 19 minute walk – £5-6 taxi

  • 35 minutes from Manchester
  • 1 hour 20 minutes from Leeds
  • 3 hours 30 minutes from Glasgow
  • 2 hours from London
  • 1 hour 40 minutes from Birmingham


From M6 on to M57, M62 or M58

Motorway connections put the majority of UK cities within a four-hour drive time.

  • 45 minutes from Manchester and Chester
  • 2 hours from Birmingham
  • 3 hours 40 minutes from Glasgow
  • 4 hours from London

Car parking near Spaces at The Spine:

Paddington Village Multi-Storey
Standard day tariff: £12.00
Address: Elm Grove, Grove St, Smithdown Lane, Liverpool L7 3FA