All Party Parliamentary Group

Second APPG meeting Tuesday 9th February

The first APPG on human relevant sciences was held on the Thursday 26th November 2020 at 3pm UK time where we started the process of gathering evidence of funding sources and gaps for human relevant approaches in the UK.

Our second APPG meeting will be held (virtually) on Tuesday 9th February at 4pm UK time, where we will start the process of examining whether the current regulatory framework is designed to promote the implementation and adoption of human relevant technologies in the  UK.

Future meetings will focus on defining changes required in funding (May 2021) and regulations (Sept 2021) in order for these methods to be more widely adopted. A report of our findings will be available in Nov 2021. Call back here after the 9th February 2021 to hear what was discussed at the second meeting!

Confirmed speakers

David R Jones

David R Jones

David R Jones, BSc, MSc, EurBiol, CBiol, FRSB, MTOPRA, ERT, FBTS European Registered Toxicologist, Fellow of the British Toxicology Society, Chartered Biologist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.

Professor Lorna Harries

Professor Lorna Harries

Professor Lorna Harries holds a personal chair in Molecular Genetics at the University of Exeter College of Medicine and Health. She gained her PhD in Genetics from University College London in November 1994 and established the RNA-mediated disease mechanisms group at the University of Exeter College of Medicine and Health in 2006. She is PI of the AFRUK-funded Exeter Animal Free Centre of Excellence (ARC). She also holds a position as trustee of the British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA), and currently acts as Deputy Chair of BBSRC Panel C.

APPG Work Plan

The work plan for the APPG is now available! Our first meeting will be (virtually) on Thursday 26th November 2020 at 3pm UK time, where we will start the process of gathering evidence of funding sources and gaps for human relevant approaches in the UK.

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PRESS RELEASE New Parliamentary group calls for human relevant science moonshot

Tuesday 6 October, London: A new All-Party Parliamentary Group today held its first AGM with the aim of accelerating the development and uptake of human relevant life sciences in the UK.

The APPG on Human Relevant Science held its first meeting remotely on Tuesday 6 October, where the group outlined its priorities.

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