BioDundee Virtual International Conference

Date and Time

17th May 2022 | 09:30 - 15:30


Virtual Conference

The title of the 21st BioDundee International Conference is ‘Life Sciences and Healthcare: Innovation, Collaboration and Growth’, and is free to attend.

The Conference will be split into five sessions over the day:    

Session 1 – Getting ready for global growth sponsored by Henderson Loggie – 09:30 – 10:15

  • Rod Mathers, Corporate Finance Partner, Henderson Loggie (Chair)
  • Aidan MacMillan, Senior Investment Manager, Par Equity
  • Anne Muir, Head of IP and Commercialisation, University of Dundee
  • Jan Robertson, Interim Director of Global Trade, Scottish Enterprise
  • Sarah Willis, CFO, Intelligent Growth Solutions

Session 2 – Sustainability – 10:45 – 11:30

  • Dr. Mark Bustard, CEO, IBIOIC
  • Professor Colin Campbell, Chief Executive, James Hutton Institute
  • Simon Doherty, GlobalScot (Animal Health, AgriTech & Aquaculture), Institute of Global Food Security, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Phillip McLean, Head of NHS Facilities and Environmental Sustainability, Health Infrastructure Division, Scottish Government
  • William Walker, Managing Director, Endocryne


Session 3 – Innovation in the Life Sciences and Healthcare sectors sponsored by Research and Innovation Services (RIS), University of Dundee – 12:00 – 12:45

  • Dr. Scott Cunningham, Chief Technical Officer for MyWay Digital Health and Senior Lecturer at University of Dundee (Chair)
  • Mairi Dillon, Investor Relations Manager, CPI
  • Andrew Fowlie, SHIP
  • Pooja Jain, CEO & Founder, CogniHealth
  • Chris Hillier, Principal Enterprise Fellow, Dept. of Strategy, Innovation, and Enterprise, Southampton Business School, University of Southampton


Session 4 – What’s next for MedTech in Scotland? sponsored by Scottish Health Innovations Limited (SHIL) – 13:30 – 14:15

  • Dr. Robert Rea, Head of Innovation, Scottish Health Innovations Limited (Chair)
  • Peter Ellingworth, Chief Executive, ABHI
  • Professor Colin Fleming, Honorary Professor of Dermatology, Clinical Lead, NHS Tayside Innovation, NHS Tayside
  • Professor Emanuele Trucco FRSA FIAPR FBMVA FAAI, UoD: NRP Chair of Computational Vision at Univ of Dundee, SSEN, Computing and EttF (incorporation expected summer 2022): co-director and co-founder, Eye to the Future (spin-off)
  • Dr. Ann Wales, Programme Lead, Knowledge and Decision Support, Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre


Session 5 – What the future holds? sponsored by Invest in Dundee and The School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee – 14:45 – 15:30

  • Alison Culpan, Director, ABPI Scotland (Chair)
  • Professor Alessio Ciulli, Professor of Chemical and Structural Biology and Director of the Centre for Targeted Protein Degradation, University of Dundee
  • Mark Cook, Chair Life Sciences Scotland, ILG; Vice Chair NHS Scotland, Pension Scheme; Chair, ABHI Scotland
  • Unmesh Lal, Global Research Director, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Frost and Sullivan
  • Malcolm Skingle CBE, DSc, PhD, Director, Academic Liaison, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Dr. Harriet Teare, Programme Director UK SPINE, University of Oxford

There is also participation from:

  • Dr. Mhairi Towler,  Founder and CEO, Vivomotion
  • Professor Iain Gillespie, Principal & Vice-Chancellor, University of Dundee
  • Adrian Gillespie, Chief Executive, Scottish Enterprise
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