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UK-Switzerland Bilateral International Meeting

Organised by the Royal Society and the Swiss Academy of Sciences


08:30 - 18:00


The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace

The objective of this meeting is to build on and strengthen scientific ties between Switzerland and the UK. The overarching theme for the meeting is Facilities Science, and the meeting will be broadly divided into two parallel streams: 1. Facilities based materials and catalytic science for net zero 2. Facilities enabled biomolecular science for pandemic preparedness

UK-Switzerland Bilateral International Meeting 2023 (booklet cover)
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This meeting is intended to be multidisciplinary, and designed to bring together outstanding academics in an environment that encourages informal networking and discussion. Its objective is to build on and strengthen scientific ties between Switzerland and the UK, and to provide opportunities for peer-on-peer scientific discussion on areas of scientific strength and opportunity, and where further collaboration might be possible.

The meeting programme has been planned by an organising committee made up of the following co-chairs:

Net zero:

• UK – Professor Sir Richard Catlow and Professor Bill David
• Switzerland – Professor Christophe Copéret and Dr Maarten Nachtegaal

Pandemic preparedness:

• UK – Professor Sir David Stuart and Professor Wendy Barclay
• Switzerland – Professor Adriano Aguzzi and Professor Gebhard Schertler