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    Life after Brexit: The Challenges and Opportunities Facing the UK’s Life Science Sector

    There is no doubt that the UK’s life sciences sector is exposed to Brexit. The close integration of the UK’s regulatory and research environment with the EU and the international nature of the sector means that separation is likely to be difficult and disruptive.

    Date: Thursday 28 March 2019
    Time: 5.00 pm – 8.30 pm
    Venue: The Ashmolean, Oxford

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    However, we believe that with the right strategy the sector, despite Brexit, can thrive:

    • The UK is one of the best places in the world for life sciences – there are five world-leading universities clustered around Oxford, Cambridge, and London
    • It leads the way in emerging fields such as genomics and mitochondrial donation therapy
    • The Government is committed to protecting the sector and its industrial strategy has had life sciences at its center – there is a new Life —Sciences Council which brings together ministers and industry
    • Global life sciences businesses are continuing to invest in the UK – last year the UK received the highest level of life science foreign direct investment in Europe

    Agenda
    5.00 pm – Arrival and registration
    5.45 pm – Welcome and introduction
    5.55 pm – Keynotes – Professor Chas Bountra and Bill Haynes
    6.30 pm – Q&A and panel discussion chaired by Lord Wood of Anfield
    7.15 pm – Closing comments
    7.25 pm – Drinks and networking
    8.30 pm – Finish