UKEV Forum 2024

We are pleased to confirm the UKEV Forum 2024 will be held in Newcastle, at the Frederick Douglass Centre. The event will be hosted by Dr Rachel Crossland and Dr Sonia Guarnerio and the UKEV board.

The Venue

The FDC is located at Newcastle Helix, a 24-acre state-of-the-art innovation district in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. It is an exemplar of sustainable urban regeneration, combining prestigious commercial and residential space with first-class research and education facilities. The Helix is dedicated to helping us all live better lives, with a focus on data science, urban science and life science.

The building is named in honour of social reformer, abolitionist and activist-author Frederick Douglass. An anti-slavery campaigner – and at that time, a slave himself – Frederick Douglass was in Newcastle in 1846 staying in the Summerhill area adjacent to The Helix site.

The City

Linked by no fewer than seven bridges around a bustling quayside, Newcastle is a vibrant city that never stands still. From its ship building and coal mining heritage, Newcastle has transformed itself into a leading cultural destination, renowned for being the business and social hub of the North East.

Overlooked by Britain’s biggest sculpture – the iconic Angel of the North, Newcastle represents centuries-old history and heritage. It was a key player in the industrial revolution, driving forward British engineering, especially with the invention of the steam-engine and railway (Stephenson’s Rocket), steam turbine, the light bulb, and inspiring the work of Nobel winner Peter Higgs (Boson), and Jonathan Ive with the Apple design.

In 2005, Newcastle was made one of six “Science Cities”, seeing huge investment, and becoming a UK centre for diagnostics and therapeutics. The University of Newcastle is ranked in the top ranks in the top 110 universities in the world and is a founding member of the UK’s Russell Group of world-class, research-intensive universities. As a University of global reach, represented by a vibrant international community and network of partners and collaborators, it fosters the perfect environment to stimulate cutting edge EV learning and discussion.

The Forum

Early Careers Event – Mon 16th Dec

The Forum – Tues 17th – Wed 18th Dec

International and UK based keynote speakers will present their innovation in the EV field, alongside selected talks and lightning sessions from the UK research community.

For the first time and due to the great success of previous years we have extended the event to cover three days of exciting EV science!

Topic highlights: EV detection/quantification, basic biology, biomarkers, EV functions in health and disease and EV therapeutics

During the conference there will also be the possibility to connect during poster sessions and engage with industrial sponsors through talks and exhibitions.

Other info will be soon available about:

  • Early Career Training Workshop pre-main-meeting (tickets available at registration)
  • Early Career Training Workshop drinks reception
  • Conference event at a key cultural venue of Newcastle
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Registration and Abstract submission will be announced in late summer.


We look forward to seeing you in December.

Best wishes, Rachel Crossland & Sonia Guarnerio

questions to events@ukev.org.uk, sponsor enquires to info@ukev.org.uk

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