MagnaPharm consortium delivers 'excellent' results in Brussels
7th March 2019
The MagnaPharm consortium gathered this week for the first Scientific Action Check meeting (deliverable D4.9), held at the European Commission Research Executive Agency (REA) in Brussels.
The key objectives of the meeting were to assess:
- the degree to which the work plan has been carried out and all due deliverables have been completed
- the continued relevance of our objectives and their potential for scientific or industrial breakthrough
- how well resources have been planned and used in relation to the achieved progress
- the management procedures and methods of the action
- the expected potential scientific, technological, economic, competitive and social impact and plans for using and disseminating our results
The day kicked off with a welcome and opening by Adriana Godeanu Metz, EC Project Officer for MagnaPharm.
The table was then opened to the Work Package leaders and PDRAs to present our scientific and technological progress to date with respect to the DoA. These presentations can be found here.
Nicole Dixon (Project Officer) then delivered an overview of the project, introducing the new strategy for dissemination & exploitation, Open Access, management and communication.
This was followed by a discussion of the panel and their expert feedback, which was excellent on all counts. The consortium is excited to continue work on the objectives for RP2 which are well underway, encompassing the recommendations of our scientific experts.
The MagnaPharm consortium would like to thank the external independent experts for taking part in this review and for their ongoing support of the MagnaPharm Project:
Professor Joop Ter Horst - Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Yaroslav Khimyak - University of East Anglia
Professor Richard Hill - University of Nottingham
Ms Man-Sze Li - Innovation Expert & Private Investor
Consortium members In attendance from each of the partner sites were:
University of Bristol:
Dr Simon Hall
University of Limerick:
Prof Ursel Bangert
Dr Andrew Stewart
Dr Jennifer Cookman
University College London:
Prof Sally Price FRS
Dr Rui Guo
Dr Louise Price
Prof Dr Peter Christianen
Dr Sanne Granneman
Dr Hans Engelkamp