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Journeys in Science and Enterprise


Hughes Hall, Cambridge. 20th September 2024.


eSCAMPS is a one-day conference that explores the success stories of leading scientists and students. By combining keynote speakers, panel-led discussions, and speed-dating sessions, we hope to inspire your 'Journey in Science and Enterprise.' 

Keynote Speakers

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Sharon Peacock is Master Elect of Churchill College and a member of Council of the University of Cambridge. She is Professor of Microbiology and Public Health at the University of Cambridge, and Non-Executive Director on the Board of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


Sharon has built her scientific expertise around pathogen genomics, antimicrobial resistance, and several tropical diseases. She was the founding Director of the COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium (COG-UK), formed in April 2020 to provide SARS-CoV-2 genomes towards the UK pandemic response.


Prior to this, she dedicated more than a decade to the translation of pathogen sequencing into clinical and public health microbiology, as well as using sequencing to examine the transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria between humans, livestock, and the environment.


She is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, an elected Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London).


Sharon was awarded the Unilever Colworth Prize in 2018 and the Marjory Stephenson Prize in 2023 for outstanding contributions to the discipline of microbiology. Sharon was awarded a CBE for services to Medical Microbiology in 2015, and in 2021 received the Medical Research Council Millennium Medal.

Sharon Peacock

Master Elect of Churchill College, Cambridge

08:00 - 08:35


Peter Richards Room

08:45 - 09:00


Pavilion Room

09:00 - 10:00

Keynote Speaker

Pavilion Room

10:00 - 10:15

Coffee break

Pavilion Room and Atrium

10:15 - 10:45

Student Oral Presentations

Pavilion Room

10:45 - 11:00


Pavilion Room and Atrium

11:00 - 11:40

Student Oral Presentations

Pavilion Room

11:45 - 13:00

Lunch + Posters

Peter Richards Room


Jason Mellad

Jason is a scientist and entrepreneur dedicated to transforming innovative technologies into improved patient outcomes.

As the CEO and co-founder of Start Codon, an accelerator based in Cambridge, UK, he focuses on identifying groundbreaking healthcare founders and innovations globally.


He provides seed funding and utilizes the outstanding resources of the Cambridge cluster to mitigate risks and propel the success of their start-ups.

CEO and Founder of Start Codon 



Student presentations

Quotient Therapeutics have kindly donated £200 to be awarded to the person judged best presenter on the day. Details on submissions will be released shortly.


Panels and speed dating 

Discuss driving change, having an impact, and forging your own career with leaders in science education, policy, public engagement, public health, academia, and industry. 


Science Improv Session

Our friends from the Cambridge University Science Improv Society will be leading this session. Don't miss out on our stand-up comedy show!


Networking and Happy Hour at The Lab

Cambridge Gravity has generously agreed to host our Happy Hour. Mix and mingle with conference attendees; who knows, your next company or job might start there!



Elena Arciero is statistical genetics and target assessment lead at Quotient Therapeutics.

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Tony Kouzarides is a professor at the University of Cambridge, Director of the Milner Therapeutics Institute, Director of Cambridge Gravity and Senior Group Leader at the Gurdon Institute.

Jon Teague

Jon Teague is a bioinformatician and Director of COSMIC, with a keen interest in making data publicly available for both industry and academic use.


Güneş Taylor is a postdoctoral research scientist at The Francis Crick Institute with a strong passion for scientific communication.


Treasa Creavin leads the digital learning programme at Wellcome Connecting Science where she has gained extensive experience in the field of scientific communication and education.

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In support of accessibility

Sharon Peacock

Organising Committee

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