We work with and support various societies and charities throughout Cambridge and beyond. Read more about how we are associated with these organisations below.


We work with LifeArc® to identify and validate new drug targets in immuno-oncology and respiratory diseases. The project, which launched at the beginning of 2018, aims to develop and apply machine learning approaches to drug discovery processes and projects to identify novel therapeutic targets, stratify patient populations and predict the efficacy of new and existing drugs.

Combining the drug discovery expertise of LifeArc with the machine-learning and bioinformatics expertise of the Milner Therapeutics Institute, the partnership facilitates the identification and selection of novel targets for drug discovery. Data generated are being used to enhance the design of key experiments and to validate and prioritise targets. The overall goal is to develop and progress great science, enabling it to be of interest to commercial partners who would progress it to the marketplace for patient benefit.

Visit the LifeArc web site at this link.

Cancer Research UK 

We interact with research and awareness charity Cancer Research UK in a number of ways:

  • As an Affiliated Institute of the CRUK Cambridge Centre (CRUK CC), allowing researchers and clinicians throughout the CRUK CC to collaborate with our in-house Computational Research team led by Dr Namshik Han and the Target Discovery team led by Dr Erica Bello.
  • Through the Joint AstraZeneca Cancer Research UK Functional Genomics Centre, housed within the Milner Therapeutics Institute
  • By collaborating with CRUK-funded researchers

Visit the CRUK web site at this link.

Building Bridges in Medical Sciences (BBMS)

BBMS is a Cambridge University Society. It organises an annual symposium with speakers and discussion panels relevant to Medical Sciences. It organises lectures at the Milner Therapeutics Institute (Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre seminar room), which relate to connections with the pharma and biotech industry as well as entrepreneurial activities. It is administered by a graduate committee and has Tony Kouzarides as the Senior Treasurer.

Visit the BBMS webpage at this link. 


Vencer el Cancer is a cancer charity in Spain, which supports cancer research, promotes the public understanding of cancer research and supports educational programmes related to cancer research. It has a links to the Milner Therapeutics Institute though a new entrepreneurial programme (currently in development) and through its founder and patron Tony Kouzarides.

Visit the Vencer el Cancer web site at this link.


Cambridge Gravity

Cambridge Gravity is an organisation that supports science at the University of Cambridge. It is connected to the Milner Therapeutics Institute through the Bio-Spark fellowship programme, which supports budding entrepreneurs. It is driven by a graduate committee and directed by its founder Tony Kouzarides.

Visit the Cambridge Gravity web site at this link.