Dr Molly Price-Jones FRSB holds a BSc in applied biology and a PhD in biochemistry and has a strong background in academic research and extensive management experience in the life science and in vitro diagnostic industries. She has led R&D and Operations teams and was formerly the managing director of Gen-Probe Cardiff Ltd, the UK subsidiary of Gen-Probe Inc, headquartered in San Diego. She has worked for small companies and large organisations, including Boots, Amersham International and GE Healthcare. Her career has given her broad experience of managing scientific and technical staff and she has firsthand experience of managing change, through leading company integrations and transfer of site operations.
Vydeki Shanmuganathan Msc MRSB is currently a principal scientist (microbiology) at Affinity Water and is studying a PhD in epidemiology of Acanthamoeba species with the University of Nottingham. She graduated from University College London with a BSc (Hons) in pharmacology. After graduating, she worked in a Food Microbiology Laboratory where her interest in microbiology was developed. Vydeki eventually moved into the water industry and then went on to gain her MSc in microbiology at Birkbeck, University of London.
Dr Zoe Waller
Zoe is a senior lecturer in chemical biology at the University of East Anglia. She graduated with a MChem (Distinction) in chemistry with pharmaceutical and forensic science from the University of Bradford. She then completed a PhD in chemical biology at the University of Cambridge. Whilst completing her PhD, she was heavily involved with teaching undergraduate students. She gained further teaching experience within the secondary education sector before taking up a position as senior demonstrator in medicinal chemistry in the School of Pharmacy at UEA. After gaining experience in industry at HFL Sport Science she returned to lecturing at UEA in 2010.
Dr Christopher Stanley FRSB: A biochemistry graduate from University College, London with a PhD in enzymology and protein chemistry from University of Cambridge. In his consulting career Chris was chief scientist and manager of the Biotechnology Group at Scientific Generics Ltd (now Sagentia plc) before founding Ivotech Ltd and co-founding Bio Design Group Ltd, all technology-focused international consulting firms. Chris worked with senior management in over 40 European, Japanese and US companies as an advisor on issues relating to science, technology and intellectual property management. He has also advised venture funds on making early stage seed investments in life sciences startups in the UK and Scandinavia and has taken interim management positions in a number of companies. Since leaving the consulting industry Chris has co-founded four life sciences companies, raising seed funding in the UK and taking the roles of CEO, CTO or Executive Chairman as appropriate.
All attendees on this course will receive a certificate of attendance.
This event has been approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD and can be counted as 24 CPD points. CPD is an important area of most career paths. It offers a mechanism by which you can document the work you do above and beyond your job role, aiding upwards progression. At the Society we promote the importance of CPD to all our members and provide a simple system for maintaining your progress throughout the year.
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