Tuesday 2nd July

Cambridge, UK and Online

Milner Therapeutics Symposium 2024

Symposium Overview

On Tuesday 2nd July, a fantastic line-up of speakers will present live at West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge, with talks also streamed to an online platform.

Our Annual Symposium is an opportunity for scientists from academia and industry to discuss the latest academic and pre-clinical research and how it could be applied in the pharma and biotech industry to develop new treatments. It is our key networking event for Milner Therapeutics Institute partner organisations.

Registration for the 2024 Symposium is now closed.
If you need assistance with an existing registration, please email »




Information for Attendees

The Milner Therapeutics Symposium 2024 will take place as a hybrid event. If you are registered to attend online, the link and login details for the online event platform will be emailed to you on Friday, 28th June.


  • Steve Jackson, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge
  • Todd Golub, Broad Institute
  • Sarah Teichmann, Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge
  • Jill Richardson, MSD
  • Simone Fishburn, BioCentury
  • Dave Hallett, Exscientia

Read more about our speakers further down this page.


Oncology  · AI in Drug Discovery · Immunology · Genomic Medicine · Emerging Technologies · Neuroscience


The Symposium will begin with an optional buffet lunch for delegates at midday, followed by talks in the main auditorium. The Symposium will finish with a drinks reception and networking/poster session, and the event will conclude by 6:30pm.
Click here to view the programme.

Poster Showcase

Milner Affiliates and Partners were invited to submit posters to present at the Symposium. Posters will be available for viewing during lunch, the afternoon break and the networking and poster session. A selection of posters will also be available for viewing on the onilne event platform.

Meet the Consortium Session

Meeting requests for this session are now closed. If you have requested a meeting, we’ll contact you with more details closer to the event date.

Venue and Accessibility

Speakers will present live at West Road Concert Hall and talks will be live-streamed to an online platform. The address for West Road Concert Hall is 11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP.

The main entrance to the venue is step-free, and the building has level access across the ground floor and the stage. An induction loop is installed in the Concert Hall and is available for use in rows D-T. More information on accessibility is available on the Concert Hall website and AccessAble

Disability Assistance

If you will require disability assistance during this event, please email at least 24 hours in advance of the event start time.

Venue Safety

Please note the following safety regulations:

  • Smoking and vaping are not permitted in any part of the Concert Hall.
  • Electric bikes and electric scooters are not permitted to be brought into or stored inside any University of Cambridge building.
  • Food and drink are not permitted inside the Concert Hall auditorium.

Quiet Room

This year, we are again offering a quiet room where attendees can retreat to if they become overwhelmed by sensory input or need a place to rest.  We will provide directional signage to this space, or you can ask the Milner team at the reception desk.
Please note: The Quiet Room is not to be used for telephone calls or private meetings

Wi-fi Access

Please visit this page for information about how to connect to wi-fi at the Concert Hall.

Accommodation in Cambridge

If you’re travelling from outside Cambridge and need to book accommodation, a selection of Cambridge hotels is listed below. We recommend booking early for best prices and availability.

For a uniquely Cambridge experience, you can also book accommodation at a University of Cambridge College. A wide variety of rooms is available at a range of prices. Please note that some College rooms do not include breakfast.

If you have questions about accommodation, please email

Plenary Speakers

“Targeting the DNA damage response”

Steve Jackson

Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute,
University of Cambridge

“Targeting the DNA damage response”

Todd Golub

Broad Institute

“Targeting the DNA damage response”

Sarah Teichmann

Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute,
University of Cambridge

“Targeting the DNA damage response”

Simone Fishburn


“Targeting the DNA damage response”

Dave Hallett


With thanks to our Symposium sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


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