Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer Sandpit Innovation Workshop

Bringing together the best minds in science for an innovative workshop in partnership with leading research organisations Cancer Research UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

***Applications are now closed. The workshop will now take place on 29th November-2nd December 2020***

Pancreatic cancer is very hard to diagnose, which is one of the key reasons it is such a tough disease to survive. As the leading pancreatic cancer charity in the UK, we are committed to funding pioneering research into early diagnosis, as we know this will give more people a chance of survival.

To solve this problem, we’re taking a different approach. Having already created the Pancreatic Cancer UK Early Diagnosis Research Alliance – one of the UK’s largest and most innovative early diagnosis funding schemes – we know that in research, collaboration is key. Through committed collaboration with equally dedicated and world-leading research organisations, we can drive change faster and make an even bigger difference to people affected by pancreatic cancer.

For the first time, we are uniting with Cancer Research UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for an Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer Innovation Workshop, taking place from 29th Nov– 2nd Dec 2020, focusing on novel technological approaches for the early detection of pancreatic cancer.

This three-day event is dedicated to developing new multidisciplinary and revolutionary research ideas, with up to 5 of the best proposals being awarded £100k seed-funding to support the subsequent pilot and feasibility studies, including covering associated running costs and named research staff.

Applications are welcome from across a range of academic, industry, and community sectors. Participants will be expected to engage constructively with each other, the event facilitators, the Sandpit academic Director and Subject-Guides to develop brand-new collaborative research ideas during the sandpit. Prior experience in early detection of cancer is not required.

We invite online applications from eligible individuals using the online application form. The submission deadline is 15th September 2020 and has now passed .

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