With coronavirus having obvious impacts on the entire events industry during the majority of 2020 and 2021, what remains to be seen is whether any benefits have come from these unprecedented times, whether any lessons have been learned, and what long term trends can we expect to see in the events landscape beyond the pandemic.


Flic Gabbay, tranScrip (Chair)

Lisa Urquhart, Vantage 

Bartlomiej Janac (Bart), Charles River Laboratories

Claire Thompson, Agility Life Sciences

Following on from a successful Building Life Sciences Adventures careers conference, our April 2021 My Question Is…Networking Lunch was dedicated to continuing discussions that arose from the conference.  I am delighted to have the opportunity to blog about the outputs from this session and to keep the conversation going.  As usual, we asked our network to pose the questions that were important to them.  So, without further ado, let’s kick off with the questions…

Here at Giggabox, we are extremely proud to announce that we have been chosen to power British Chambers of Commerce’s flagship event. Being one of the main events in the business calendar, the British Chambers of Commerce Global Annual Conference 2021 will take place on 16th and 17th June. This two-day Virtual Event will feature a host of influential business leaders, politicians and policy experts, and stream to thousands of attendees from all over the globe.


Maria Herva Moyano, Charles River Laboratories (Chair)

Elisabeth Goodman, RiverRhee Consulting

Jeroen Stam, Norwich Bioscience Institutes (NBI)

David Cronk, Domainex

Alex Spicer, Faron


Ricky Martin, HRS (Chair)

Nadia Shivji-Brown, Public Health England (PHE)

Andrew Carr, Charles River Laboratories (CRL)

Renos Savva, Birkbeck, University of London


Recognise this? It’s a common sight in many research facilities across the world: container after container filled with important biological samples. It may mean it’s time to upgrade from containers to a better, long-term solution.

During our careers, the opportunity to work on something genuinely ground-breaking, something pioneering that raises the bar, is extremely rare. In October, the Kao Data team was contacted by NVIDIA regarding their Cambridge-1 project. As soon as we saw the plans for the UK’s most powerful supercomputer, we were hooked.

Once again, One Nucleus held a really useful and informative session whereby an intimate group of attendees gathered to discuss thought-provoking questions posed by the One Nucleus community.  Discussions each take place in individual breakout groups, but so the key take-aways can be disseminated more widely, this wrap-up serves to provide an overview of all discussions.  Therefore, regardless of the breakout group individuals were in, the insights are shared amongst all.