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July 29, 2015 3:01 PM ET

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Company Overview of University of Liverpool

Company Overview

University of Liverpool is an educational institution that offers undergraduate, post graduate, and online programmes in the fields of science, law, philosophy, psychology, music, architecture, and media. The institution is based in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Liverpool,  L69 3BX

United Kingdom

Phone:

44 15 1794 2000

Key Executives for University of Liverpool

Chancellor
Age: 76
Director of Research
Director of Business Services
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

University of Liverpool Key Developments

University of Liverpool Announces Board Changes

The University of Liverpool's Institute of Irish Studies has appointed Professor Peter Shirlow as Director and Blair Chair. He will begin at the University in August, 2015, and described his new role as a wonderful opportunity and a privilege. Professor Shirlow takes up the joint position following the retirement of Professor Marianne Elliott in January, 2015. Since then, Head of Department Dr. Frank Shovlin has operated as Institute Acting Director. Dr. Shovlin will continue in this role until Professor Shirlow's arrival. Former Blair Chair, Professor Marianne Elliott, has retained a role at the University as an Emeritus and Honorary Professor.

University of Liverpool and Unilever Announce Opening of GBP 65 Million Materials Innovation Factory

The University of Liverpool and Unilever have announced the opening of GBP 65 million Materials Innovation Factory, or MIF, to accelerate research and reduce new product development times relevant to a range of sectors including Unilever's home care and personal care categories. The MIF will provide equipment at the cutting-edge of materials chemistry research, which will accelerate manufacturing processes and allow the discovery of new materials. Supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, as part of the UK Government's Research Partnership Investment Fund, the MIF is a unique public/private partnership between the University and Unilever. The facility is expected to be occupied by a total of 250 researchers, including University staff, a team of Unilever scientists based at their global R&D (R&D) Centre for Home Care and Personal Care products in Port Sunlight, and a broad range of other industrial and academic partners. The MIF represents another exciting step in Unilever's next generation capability development and will help to deliver bigger and better consumer innovations, whilst accelerating product development process. Construction of the 120,000 sq ft facility on Grove Street in Liverpool is due to commence this September, and is expectced to be fully operational by the summer of 2016.

Eisai Co., Ltd. Enters into Collaboration with Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and University of Liverpool to Discover Novel Anti-Wolbachia Targeted Anti-Filarial Drugs

Eisai Co., Ltd. announced that it has entered a collaboration with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and University of Liverpool (UoL) to jointly identify new drugs effective against lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis (river blindness), both major types of filariasis. Under the collaboration, Eisai will work with LSTM and UoL to identify and develop novel drug candidates that efficiently eliminate the bacteria Wolbachia. Eisai and its collaboration partners will focus on two of these six proposed types and aim to identify a single candidate for potential drug development within one to two years. This unique approach was also evaluated and subsequently awarded a two-year grant by the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund.

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