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The MRC WIMM Annual Science Away Day on Friday, 20 April 2018 at the Saïd Business School is a great opportunity to catch up on all the excellent science that is in the MRC WIMM, network and meet the Scientific Advisory Board. Please make every effort to attend and help make this a lively and interactive day.


As numbers are limited attendees must complete this registration form.

Any questions please email Liz Cloke.

  • On the day please check-in at the registration desk where you will be given a name badge.  
  • Only registered delegates with name badges will be able to have lunch.
  • If you want to invite collaborators please check with the organisers first (email Liz Cloke)

Please register by: FRIDAY, 30 MARCH 2018


The final Programme for MRC WIMM Day can be found TO COME


WIMM Day Booklet

The MRC WIMM Day booklet can be found TO COME. The Booklet includes a message from Prof Doug Higgs along with the Programme, abstracts etc. Please note it will not be printed.



Abstracts for talks can be found TO COME

Talks will be held in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre. Standing or sitting on the stairs in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre is not permitted. If you can’t find a seat when you arrive you should make your way to Lecture Theatre 5 where all the talks will be shown on a large screen.  

Student speakers selected from the student presentation day on 22 February will compete for the “Ita Askonas Medal” for the best WIMM Student talk and a £500 prize.


7th Weatherall Lecture

We are delighted that this year’s lecture will be given by Professor Aviv Regev from the Broad Institute, USA.

Prof Aviv Regev is a computational and systems biologist, is a professor of biology at MIT, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, the Chair of the Faculty and the director of the Klarman Cell Observatory and Cell Circuits Program at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and co-chair of the organizing committee for the international Human Cell Atlas project.

She studies the molecular circuitry that governs the function of mammalian cells in health and disease and has pioneered many leading experimental and computational methods for the reconstruction of circuits, including in single-cell genomics.

Regev is a recipient of the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, a Sloan fellowship from the Sloan Foundation, the Overton Prize from the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), the Earl and Thressa Stadtman Scholar Award from the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the ISCB Innovator Award, and she is a ISCB Fellow (2016).

Regev received her M.Sc. from Tel Aviv University, studying biology, computer science, and mathematics in the Interdisciplinary Program for the Fostering of Excellence. She received her Ph.D. in computational biology from Tel Aviv University.


Scientific Advisory Board

Members of the Scientific Advisory Board they will be wearing blue name badges. Current members attending:

Prof Dame Kay Davies Prof Alan Sher
Prof Mark Davis (Chair) Prof Hugh Watkins
Prof Scott Fraser Prof Irv Weissman
Prof Yvonne Jones Prof Peggy Goodell

Click here for short bios on the SAB



Administrative Staff in attendance to help the day run smoothly will be:

Liz Cloke
Stella Keeble
Felicity Peachell
Clo Levecque
Cat Vicente
Matt Brechin
Hazel Willoughby
Julie Stevens

To help identify them they will be wearing pink name badges.



If you are presenting a poster please bring your poster with you on the day and arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow time for it to be displayed.

Posters should be no larger than A0 and portrait in orientation. 

The posters will be displayed in Seminar Room A and the foyer. See below for list.


Seminar Room A


Prizes will be presented to the best 3 posters at the end of the day, as judged by the MRC WIMM Scientific Advisory Board.


How to get there

There are several buses from London Road in Headington down into the centre of Oxford. The Saïd Business School is a short 10 minute walk from the centre of Oxford.

Bikes - There is a designated "bike area" to the side of the Saïd Business School, on Rewley Road.

The nearest car park is probably Worcester Street. This is a pay and display car park and charges are 4-6 hours £14, 6-8 hours £21.