Women in Biotech - Oxford

Thursday 4 June 2020

Following a successful first event last year, our Women in Biotech series returns to Oxford this June. Join us for an excellent evening of networking, drinks, and thought-provoking discussion.



18.00   Registration and networking

18.30   Welcomes
Jane Wall, Director of Business Development and Membership Services, BIA

18.40  Discussion and Q&A
              Veronique Bouchet, Chief Medical Officer, PrecisionLife Ltd
              Noor Shaker, Founder/CEO, Phenogeneca

19:30  Closing remarks

19.35  Networking and drinks

21:00  Close


The Oxford Science Park
Sadler Building,            
Heatley Rd,       
OX4 4GE     


The Oxford Science Park benefits from easy access to the M40, A34 and other road networks, Heathrow Airport and mainline train services. View their travel guidance here.

There are also good bus routes to the venue, including the low cost on-demand mini bus service PickMeUp (view details here) which you can book using their app. 

There is some free available parking outside the Sadler building, as well as a multi-storey carpark adjacent to the Magdalen Centre, about a 3 minute walk away.

Costs and T&Cs

BIA members - £30 +VAT
Non-members - £40 +VAT

Reduced rate - £25 +VAT*

By registering to this event you accept our Terms & Conditions

If you have any questions or problems registering, please contact biaevents@bioindustry.org 

* Available for Charity/NFP, at discretion of BIA. Please email BIAevents@bioindustry.org to receive this rate.


Noor Shaker

Founder and CEO


Before co-founding GTN, Noor was an assistant professor at Aalborg University in Copenhagen working on machine learning with special interest in generative models. She has more than 50 publications and 1200+ citations. She has co-authored a book on generative methods and has won a number of grants and awards for her research. She served as the Chair of the IEEE Games Technical committee and co-organised task forces and conferences.

Jane Wall

Director of Business Development and Membership Services


Jane joined the BIA in March 2016 as Director of Business Development and Membership Services, with overall responsibility for the recruitment and retention of members, development and delivery of membership services and BIA events.

Prior to this role and a short spell at the Food and Drink Federation assisting with membership development, she held the positions of Associate Director and Head of Sales & Marketing over a period of seven years at the Fire Protection Association – leading on membership and member events, publications, risk services, sales and marketing, CRM implementation and digital presence. Jane’s experience prior to this included Business Development Manager within tech transfer at Oxford Brookes University, four years at T&F/Informa Journals as Managing Editor and Publisher, and reference publishing at Oxford University Press and IBSS (International Bibliography of Social Sciences).

Jane holds a first degree in Italian and European Literature from Warwick University, an MA in Social Anthropology from SOAS, and an MBA from Oxford Brookes Business School.

The BIA’s Women in Biotech event series has been running for over 12 years and aims to connect, inspire, and support women across the sector.


Thank you to our Women in Biotech series sponsor


Thank you to our host

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