Diamond Light Source is the UK’s synchrotron. It works like a giant microscope, harnessing the power of electrons to produce bright light that scientists can use to study anything from fossils to jet engines to viruses and vaccines.
The machine speeds up electrons to near light speeds so that they give off a light 10 billion times brighter than the sun. These bright beams are then directed off into laboratories known as ‘beamlines’. Here, scientists use the light to study a vast range of subject matter, from new medicines and treatments for disease to innovative engineering and cutting-edge technology.
Diamond is one of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world, and its pioneering capabilities are helping to keep the UK at the forefront of scientific research.
We will have a tour of the facility and hear about some of the ways Diamond is helping industry, for example in Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences programmes where fragment-based drug discovery has emerged as a powerful method to discover and develop new drugs, as well as in tackling antibiotic resistance and flu epidemics. Other industries that use the facility include aerospace, automotive, chemicals, electronics, food, engineering and energy.
Alison Roblin, Head of Procurement for Diamond will also speak to us about procurement’s role and challenges in this leading-edge research environment.
A buffet will be provided.
Please note that extensive walking will be involved.
The cost to attend this event is £15.00 inclusive of vat which will be added at the end of the booking process. Please note, there is a 2% surcharge for credit card bookings.