Dr Ian Archer, Technical Director - IBioIC
Dr Ian Archer joined IBioIC as Technical Director in August 2015, Ian is tasked with shaping the IBioIC's strategy and implanting the business plan for the centre. Specifically, he identifies mechanisms, resources and techniques for solving industry problems through biotechnology.
Having received his degree and PhD in Chemistry from Imperial College, London, Ian spent six years working as a Work Group Leader in Process Technology with Zeneca (latterly Avecia) in Grangemouth, Scotland.
With a firm background in synthetic organic chemistry and chemical process development, in 2004, Ian joined Ingenza Ltd. as Head of Process Development where he was responsible for all aspects of bioprocess development and developed his expertise at the interface of molecular biology, microbiology and bioprocess development.
He is an Honorary Lecturer in the School of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh.