Health event to showcase leading research to industry


MRC DiMeN DTP forum offers collaboration routes for industry and academia

A unique opportunity to forge research collaborations between academia and industry is being offered by the Discovery Medicine North (DiMeN) Doctoral Training Partnership of Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle and Liverpool universities, all part of the N8.

Funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), the Knowledge Exchange Forum on 12th June 2019, 1.30-4.15pm, will showcase the research currently being undertaken by PhD students and allow industry guests to network with our research community.

At the event in Firth Court, Sheffield, the project call for 2020 PhD scholarships will be launched, providing a rare opportunity to start conversations that could lead to fruitful research project collaborations of the future.

Utilising the combined expertise of four world-leading institutions, the DiMeN partnership is training the next generation of researchers to tackle today’s major health problems. Providing up to 32 fully-funded studentships across the partnership per year, focussing on the complementary themes of Genetic Influences on Health; Ageing and Disease; and Bioinformatics and Personalised Medicine.

Dr Emily Goodall, DiMeN DTP Manager at the University of Sheffield, said; “Given the government’s Industrial Strategy and the upcoming Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF), universities and Research Councils are more open than ever before to work collaboratively with industry.

“We are therefore inviting industry guests to meet our academics and talented PhD students from across the North of England who have access to financial support for collaborations, placements and internships and work placements via MRC funding.”

To register for this free event go to: and for information on DiMeN DTP visit: