Nicola Blackwood


Genomics England

About Nicola

Nicola Blackwood is a leader in health innovation policy and entrepreneurship. She is Chair of Genomics England, Board Member of The Alan Turing Institute and a Member of the House of Lords Science & Technology Select Committee. Nicola served as Minister for Innovation in the Department for Health and Social Care (UK) under two Prime Ministers where she led on Lifesciences, NHS Data and Digital Transformation and Global Health Security. She was the first female MP for Oxford and she was elected by MPs of all parties to Chair the Commons Science and Technology Select Committee. Nicola remains the youngest ever select committee chair in British history and the only woman to have held in that position.

Their Sessions

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 14th June 2021

From a once-dismissed idea to a leading technology in the race for a Covid vaccine, this session delves into the fascinating story of mRNA technology. Drew Weissman, co-founder of the mRNA...

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4:00 pm - 4:40 pm 16th June 2021
In-Person Session

After witnessing the fastest development of a vaccine in history, how can we drive even more ground-breaking innovations within the health industry? To answer this pressing question, we welcome...

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