MidsChem - Protecting your business; demystifying intellectual property protection and improving your cyber security 20th September 2018 at Potter Clarkson, The Belgrave Centre, Talbot Street, Nottingham, NG1 5GG [register here]

The next meeting of the MidsChem, the network for chemistry using companies in the Midlands, will be held on the morning of the 20th September at Potter Clarkson Ltd, The Belgrave Centre, Talbot Street, Nottingham NG1 5GG (adjacent to the Q-Park Talbot Street car park). The theme of this free event will be “ Protecting your business; demystifying intellectual property protection and improving your cyber security”, with speakers who can give their view on protecting your intellectual property and how to protect your business from cyber-crime.

Have you considered all of the options for protecting the intellectual property in your business? The number of UK patent applications is growing but there are a number of others options to consider. Whether it is using patents, trademarks, copyright or register design the right IP strategy will protect your most valuable products, services and processes. There is also a need for businesses to become more aware of the growing problem of cyber-crime, which may vary from opportunistic attacks to highly specific attacks on your business. The rise of internet connected devices and processes is likely to increase the risk. We hope to give you some ideas to improve your cyber security.

Programme for the day 0730 Registration, Breakfast and Networking (Refreshments supplied)
0800 Welcome
0810 Simon Curtis, Potter Clarkson
0840 Paul Hingley, The National Cyber Security Centre and Siemens
0910 Jason Carter, The University of Nottingham (Chief Information Security Officer)
0940 Networking and Close

As usual there will be lots of opportunity to network with other chemistry using businesses from the region.

We would very much like to see you there to help make this network a success.

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemistry Industrial Showcase 26th September 2018 at the East Midlands Conference Centre, University Park, Nottingham

This Showcase provides the opportunity for businesses to learn about the research taking place within the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Sustainable Chemistry. There will be the opportunity to meet with current Industrial Partners such as GSK, AstraZeneca, UCB Celltech, Synthomer and Croda. To register your interest to attend or to find out more details please contact Peri Williams –

Programme for the day 09.30 Registration and coffee
09.55 Welcome : Chris Moody
10.00 External talk : TBC
11.00 Polymer from pyrolysis products : John Ryan
11.20 Engineering of a transaminase for enzymatic triggered Aza-Michael cyclisations on bulky substrates : Christopher Peel
11.40 Supramolecular assembly of redox active hybrid metal oxides : Sharad Amin
12:00 Biomimetic halogenations at unactivated C-H bonds : Teresa Ambrosio
12.20 Cohort 4 brief presentations
12.40 Lunch and poster session
14.00 An enzymatically controlled mucoadhesive delivery system for the release of bioactive compounds during oral processing : Vlad Dinu
14.20 Elucidating the effect of novel non antibiotic based compounds on the glycosylated major outer membrane protein (MOMP) of Campylobacter : Jennifer Okoye
14.40 Molecular metal oxides for electrochemical energy storage : Neelam Mughal
15.00 Development of an exoelectrogenic process for C1 gas fermentations : Vera Salgado
15.20 External talk : TBC
16.20 Drinks reception and poster/talk prizes announcement (Foyer, Jubilee Conference Centre)
17.00 Close