IBioIC19 Session Chair - Douglas McKenzie, Xanthella

Session Chair - Blue Biotech

Wednesday 30th January 14.00 - 15.30

Thursday 31st January 11.30 - 13.00

Originally from Glasgow, Douglas obtained his BSc in Zoology from Glasgow University then did a PhD in Marine Zoology Queens University, Belfast. After post-docs in Leeds and Sheffield he returned to Scotland as the first Research Fellow at Scottish Association for Marine Science in 1989. Founded the Marine Biotechnology Group at SAMS and was involved in the early development of the University of the Highlands and Islands. Published >50 scientific papers, co-authored 4 patents. >25years experience managing applied research projects including coordinating two EU CRAFT programmes. In 1999 founded his first company, Integrin which grew to a turnover of ~£3M by 2007 with sixty staff. Won a number of awards for innovation: (SCDI 2003 Pfizer award for innovation in the Life Sciences; 2006 Highlands and Islands “Best award”). Raised >£5 million equity, grants and bank loans. Member of the Scottish Biotech Steering Group (2000-2005) Adviser to the Norwegian government on Fuge biotechnology programme. Participated in two DTI Global Watch and two Scottish Development International missions to China and Japan. Exited Integrin 2008.

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IBioIC19 Session Chair - Douglas McKenzie, Xanthella