Keynote Speakers

Anne-Marie Imafidon

Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon

Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE is a prodigy in every sense of the word. Aged 11, she was the youngest girl ever to pass A-level Computing, and was just 20 years old when she received her Master's Degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Oxford.

A recognised and respected thought-leader, Anne-Marie was voted the most influential woman in tech in the UK of 2020 by Computer Weekly, is featured among the top 50 women in tech, globally, by Forbes Magazine and served as President of the British Science Association from 2022-2023. She was also the temporary Arithmetician for 60 episodes on Channel 4's Countdown, the world's longest-running game show, and serves as the Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University, Co-Chair of the Institute for the Future of Work and Chair of UD Music Foundation. Her first book She's In CTRL was published in September 2022.

In 2017, Anne-Marie was Awarded an MBE for services to young women and STEM sectors, and has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from the Open University, Glasgow Caledonian University, Kent University, Bristol University, Coventry University, Royal Holloway, University of London & Bath University as well as an Honorary Fellowship at Keble College, Oxford.

Muzlifah Haniffa

Prof. Muzlifah Haniffa

Muzlifah Haniffa is a Wellcome Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Interim Head of Cellular Genetics at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Professor of Dermatology and Immunology at Newcastle University. She graduated from medical school in Cardiff, trained as a junior doctor in Cambridge and received her dermatology specialist training in Newcastle. Muzlifah is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and a Member of EMBO. Her work has been recognised with numerous awards, including the Academy of Medical Sciences Foulkes Foundation Medal and the European Federation of Immunological Societies ACTERIA Prize in Immunology and Allergology. She has pioneered the application of single cell genomics to decode the developing human immune system across organs and developmental stages, and to understand cell and tissue dynamics in human skin in health and disease. This work includes the landmark discovery that developmental programmes are co-opted in two common adult inflammatory skin diseases, atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.

Muzlifah has also made fundamental insights into other diseases such as infant and childhood leukaemia and COVID-19. Muzlifah is a leading member of the Human Cell Atlas (HCA) international consortium, and as co-ordinator of the HCA Development Network she plays a critical role in supporting this growing network of international scientists aiming to understand human development. She participates widely in the scientific community, including current roles as a Trustee of the Foulkes Foundation, Sectional Committee Chair at the Academy of Medical Sciences and Chair of the Wellcome Career Development Award.

Prof. Manjinder Sandhu

Prof. Manjinder Sandhu To be confirmed

Manjinder is a Professor of Population Health and Data Sciences at Imperial College London. Having trained at King's College London, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and the University of Cambridge, Manjinder's academic research focuses on is focused on the creation and interpretation of large-scale health and genomic data, and integrating technological advances at the population health level.

Manjinder currently holds a Chair in Population Health and Data Sciences at Imperial College London with previous roles including Lecturer and Reader at University of Cambridge and Senior Group Leader at the Wellcome Sanger Institute.

Manjinder's work at CloudKubed is focussed on advancing research potential and solving society's toughest challenges through innovative technological solutions including High-Performance Computing and Trusted Research Environments.

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