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April 19, 2015 8:38 AM ET

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Company Overview of University of Southampton

Company Overview

University of Southampton is an educational institution. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and postgraduate research courses. The university was formerly known as Hartley University College and changed its name to University of Southampton in April 1952. The university was founded in 1862 and is based in Southampton, United Kingdom.

University Road

Highfield

Southampton,  SO17 1BJ

United Kingdom

Founded in 1862

Phone:

44 23 8059 5000

Fax:

44 23 8059 3939

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University of Southampton Key Developments

BioInvent International and Cancer Research Technology Ltd Sign Two-Year Research Collaboration with University of Southampton

BioInvent International and Cancer Research Technology Ltd. (CRT) have signed two-year research collaboration with the University of Southampton. The program aims to develop new immunotherapy treatments for cancer based on preclinical work by the Southampton group showing the potential to treat cancer using antibodies targeting OX40 and 4-1BB - known 'co-receptors' that help stimulate the production of killer T-cells during an immune response. One of the ways that tumour cells avoid detection is by suppressing immune responses to stop functional tumour specific T-cells from being produced. The team aims to develop antibodies that can reverse this process to stimulate the immune system to fight the cancer. Terms of the collaboration were not disclosed, however, BioInvent has the option to take out a license to commercialize any promising results, with the parties receiving milestone payments and a share of potential revenues. The first phase of the project aims to identify and then validate the effectiveness of the best class of antibodies to target OX40 and 4-1BB. This work will be carried out in Lund, Sweden, and Southampton, UK, using highly specialised assays and expertise developed through a prior long-standing collaboration between BioInvent and the University of Southampton.

University of Southampton Appoints Christopher Snowden as Vice-Chancellor from October 2015

The University of Southampton announced the appointment of Professor Sir Christopher Snowden, as its tenth Vice-Chancellor from October 2015. Sir Christopher is the current President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Surrey and President of Universities UK. Professor Snowden succeeds Professor Don Nutbeam who has served Southampton as Vice-Chancellor since 2009. Professor Nutbeam announced last year that he would be retiring as Vice-Chancellor, allowing sufficient time to search for his successor. Professor Snowden is a distinguished engineer with wide international experience of leadership in academia and industry. He joined the University of Surrey in 2005 as President and Vice-Chancellor and was knighted in the 2012 New Year's Honours for services to higher education and engineering. Professor Snowden is a member of the Prime Minister's advisory Council for Science and Technology and President of Universities UK (2013-2015). He has just become Chair of the Queen Elizabeth II Prize Committee - the 'Nobel Prize' of Engineering and sits on the governing body of the InnovateUK.

A Consortium Led by Capgemini Receives Contract from European Commission for the Deployment of the Pan-European Open Data Portal

Capgemini has announced that it has been awarded a three-year contract, worth several million Euros by the European Commission, for the deployment of an EU open data core platform. The goal of this project is to develop, launch and operate a single large-scale pan-European Open Data Portal, which will bring together public data resources from all over Europe in one portal covering all 39 European countries, improving the discoverability and the ability to re-use this data. The data is to be made fully public, so the information will be available to every European resident who has access to the internet. Capgemini Consulting will lead this three-year engagement, co-ordinating a number of consortium members and subcontractors, including Capgemini’s Group subsidiary-Sogeti, Intrasoft International, the Open Data Institute, Fraunhofer FOKUS, con terra, the University of Southampton and time.lex. The consortium will support public administrations in each of the 39 countries with the implementation of policies regarding open data, to ensure significant uptake on the publication and supply of open data, and to provide evidence on the economic impact of the re-use of public data resources, as detailed in the recent G8 Charter. This includes promoting knowledge on the organizational and technical requirements to foster the publication of open data resources, providing training, developing strategies for interaction with user groups and promoting the use of re-use friendly licensing conditions. Private sector players will also be engaged to best make use of open data for the creation of new products and services, while citizens will be equipped to make more informed choices. The project will cover the whole data value chain from progress on the EU’s aid spend by country, through to detailed information on research projects funded by the EU or data on pollutant release and transfer from industrial facilities. In addition to developing and launching the European Open Data Portal, the contract will include services to enable the viewing of published public data resources collected by public administrations in EU Member States and the other countries of the European Economic Area (EEA) 2 on (open) data portals. Services will also include the preparation of analytical reports, a study on the economic impact of the publishing of public data resources by public administrations and a report on the sustainability of (open) data portal infrastructures.

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