Bionow Neuroscience Conference

Bionow Neuroscience Conference

Bramall Lane, Sheffield United
Wednesday 17th July

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Accelerating Diagnosis and Treatment of Neurological Diseases
Introducing the inaugural Bionow Neuroscience conference, created to bring together academics, clinicians and industry experts in the spirit of collaboration & growth.
The conference aims to highlight the strengths in the discovery, development and commercialisation of neuroscience treatments and technologies across North England and beyond. The event will showcase key developments across neuroscience, including a range of neurological diseases and conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, cerebral palsy, dementia, epilepsy, Huntington’s disease, motor neurone disease (MND) and Parkinson’s disease.

Why attend?
The Bionow Neuroscience Conference will explore the current challenges and opportunities facing Neuroscience, highlighting new approaches that will create opportunities for R&D, commercialisation and implementation plus will consider the impact on patient outcomes.
Bringing the expertise, funding and new technologies together in the neuroscience field is one of the biggest challenges facing the Life Sciences sector and society at large. The aim of this conference is to bring together all these elements and contribute to the eradication of these diseases.
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Key Information

Date: Wednesday 17th July 2024

Venue: Sheffield United, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4QX

Registration now open!

Poster Submissions are now OPEN! Deadline to submit is Friday 5th July

  • 09:00 Conference Welcome

    Geoff Davison, CEO, Bionow

  • 09:05 Keynote

    Professor Dame Pamela Shaw, Director of the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience, University of Sheffield

  • 09:30 State of the Nation Panel

    Chair: Kevin Cox, Non-Executive Director, British Neuroscience Association 

    Laura Ajram, CEO, British Neuroscience Assocation

    Heather Mortiboys, Professor of Cellular Neuroscience and Metabolism, University of Sheffield

    Shadi Farhangrazi, CEO & Co-founder, SM Discovery Group

    Tatiana Rosenstock, Principal Scientist in Vitro Neuroscience, Sygnature Discovery

  • 10:20 Tea, Coffee & Networking

  • 10:50 Early Diagnosis and Detection

    Chair: David Holmes, Membership Manager, Bionow

    Dale Athey, CEO, ESP Diagnostics

    Oliver Bandmann, Professor of Movement Disorders Neurology, University of Sheffield 

  • 11:30 Treatments of the future

    Chair: David Holmes, Membership Manager, Bionow

    Andy Whiting, CEO, Nevrargenics

    Paul Chazot, Professor of Pharmacology, Durham University

    Ruth Roberts, Co-founder of Apconix and Professor at University of Birmingham

    Moein Moghimi, Co-founder of S.M. Discovery Group

    Farid Khan, CEO, PharmaKure

  • 13:00 Lunch

  • 14:05 Poster Competition Announcement

  • 14:10 Patient Perspective

    Laura Jacobs, Research Involvement Manager, Parkinsons UK

    Elizabeth Ineson, Patient

    Sophie Nyburg, Research Programmes and Partnership Manager, Motor Neurone Disease Association

    Sam Perkins, Patient

  • 14:40 Keynote

    Fiona Menzies, Associate Vice President and Head of Proteostasis, Eli Lilly

  • 15:05 Funding and Investment Panel

    Chair: Marion Bernard, Chief Investment Officer, Northern Gritstone

    Sara Imarisio,Strategy Leader for Neuroscience, Medicine Discovery Catapult

    Sara Rodrigues, Senior Research Manager, ARUK

    Arthur Roach, Director, Parkinson's UK Virtual Biotech

    Jenny Barnett, CEO, Monument Therapeutics

    Henning Steinhagen, CEO, Epidarex Exeed & CEO, Lario Therapeutics

  • 16:10 Tea, Coffee & Networking

  • 16:50 Conference Close

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Member Delegate Pass
£149 + VAT

Member Gold Exhibitor Package
£485 + VAT

Member Silver Exhibitor Package
£412 + VAT

Non-Member Delegate Pass
£209 + VAT

Non-Member Gold Exhibitor Package
£550 + VAT

Non-Member Silver Exhibitor Package
£475 + VAT

Premium Member Gold Exhibitor Package
£422 + VAT

Premium Member Silver Exhibitor Package
£348 + VAT

Premium Member Delegate Pass
£109 + VAT

Gold Exhibitors


Bionow's Neuroscience Conference will be held at the Sheffield United - Bramall Lane

Bramall Lane,
John St,
S2 4QX


Bramall Lane is located in the district of Highfield, south of Sheffield city centre.


There is limited free parking onsite. 
There is also on-road pay and display parking.
Alternatively Sheffield Furnival Gate car park is only a 10 minute walk from Bramall Lane Stadium.