Welcome to AIMday Immunotherapy

The University of Cambridge will host AIMday Immunotherapy on Tuesday 30th June 2020.

Immunotherapy can come in a variety of forms including targeted antibodies, vaccines, adoptive cell transfer, infecting viruses, checkpoint inhibitors, cytokines, and adjuvants. Most of its applications are targeted to cancer treatment, however active research is also ongoing in the field of rare and neurological diseases. Some immunotherapy treatments encompass gene therapies as they use genetic engineering to enhance immune cells fighting capabilities.

Academic Industry Meeting day, or AIMday, is based on small-size informal workshops where questions submitted by external organisations around a central theme are discussed with academics from relevant university disciplines.

The event will focus on challenges around immunotherapy submitted in advance by participating companies and organisations.

One question, one hour, a group of academic experts: this is the AIMday format!

AIMday is an opportunity to:

  • Understand the real needs of organisations and how these relate to your own research
  • Discuss collaborations in various forms – e.g. joint programmes, commissioned research and PhD projects
  • Meet researchers across disciplines to discuss issues of common interest
  • Gain inspiration, knowledge and contacts that could benefit your research and teaching
  • Make contacts within industry that can lead to collaborations
  • Identify areas of common interest with organisations and other researchers for current and future objectives

Registration is now open for external organisations until Tuesday 31st March 2020. For more information, please visit the Registration and the FAQ pages.

Registration will be open for academics and researchers from Wednesday 1st April 2020 until Friday 29th May 2020. From Wednesday 1st April 2020, you will be able to visit the List of Question page to view the questions posed and then register for the ones of interest to you.

Each question will result in a one-hour workshop, so please bear this in mind when registering and let us know of any time constraints you may have. We will do our best to accommodate these, but cannot guarantee the schedule up front.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the team at AIMday@medschl.cam.ac.uk or read more about “how AIMday works

Registration for all participants is free of charge.

This event is organised by the Office for Translational Research and being supported through the University of Cambridge Industry Challenge Led Pump-Prime Funding Scheme.