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Expert in Life Sciences, Biology, Stem Cells, Immunology, Science Networking, Event Organisation

Expert ID: 729649 United Kingdom

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Expert has an Applied Biology Degree (1985) and a doctorate in Immunology (1989). She has worked as a
scientist and lecturer in prestigious institutions around the world, including Addenbrookes' Hospital (Cambridge), The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology (London), The Mount Sinai Hospital (New York) and The Royal Postgraduate Medical School (London). In 2001 Expert left academic science to establish her own firm (and is presently its Managing Director).

Her company was founded after identifying a need for communication of Life Science research between academia and industry. The company provides an environment for scientists to interact and debate at highly focused, informal events.

Independent Scientific Advisor to Cordlife Pte Ltd, Singapore Member of the Women’s’ National Commission

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1989 Degree: PhD Subject: Immunology Institution: London University
Year: 1985 Degree: BSc (Hons) Subject: Applied Biology Institution: Hertfordshire University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2001 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: CEO Department: Responsibilities: Expert oversees the running and development. She ensures that the events that the company runs are topical, that the chairs are well recognized in their field and that the meeting agenda is packed with high caliber, up to date talks. She also develops science networks and is always working at keeping at the forefront of science communication.
Years: 1996 to 2000 Employer: The Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Tru Title: Senior Scientist Department: Responsibilities: Head of Stem Cell Research group / lecturer.
Years: 1992 to 1996 Employer: The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology Title: Post Doc position Department: Responsibilities: Arthritis Research
Years: 1989 to 1987 Employer: The Mount Sinai Hospital (New York, USA) Title: Post Doc position Department: Responsibilities: Diabetes Research
Years: 1987 to 1989 Employer: Cambridge University Title: Research Associate and PhD student Department: Responsibilities: Researching Autoimmunity
Years: 1985 to 1987 Employer: The Royal Postgraduate Medical School (London). Title: Research Associate and PhD student Department: Responsibilities: Researching Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1989 to 1992 Country / Region: New York, USA Summary: Post Doc position at The Mount Sinai Hospital (New York, USA)

Researching Basic Immunology and Diabetes
Years: 1999 to Present Country / Region: The Czech Republic Summary: Helped organise the Cord Blood Transplantation Session and chaired a session at
The 4th Central European Transplant Meeting, Prague The Czech Republic
Years: 1998 to 2000 Country / Region: Paris, France Summary: Part of the a European consortium, based in France, looking at cord blood use for stem cell transplantation. This involved alot of meetings in France, but not resident

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Royal Society of Medicine;
Royal College of Pathologists;
Institute of Biology;
British Society of Immunology;
Chartered Biologist (1999);
Member of the Institute of Biology (1999);
Member of the Royal College of Pathologists (1997);
Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (2007);
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (2008).
Publications and Patents Summary
Published over 100 scientific articles.
Presents science to non scientists in magazines, teaching documents and on television.
Currently producing/editing a book on food controversy and another on women in science.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Teaching at BSc, MSc, MRCPath and PhD levels: medical students (Charing Cross and The Royal Free Hospitals); scientists (UCL and Kingston University); clinicians (Charing Cross and The Royal Free Hospitals).
Currently Produces Life Science Events.
Vendor Selection
Founder and CEO of a company which receives major sponsorship from pharmaceutical companies. All its events have CPD accreditation.
Other Relevant Experience
Independent Scientific Advisor to Cordlife Pte Ltd, Singapore.
Mentor to women science undergraduates in the US. Supervising the running of The Mums in Science Network. Published over 100 scientific articles. Presents science to non scientists in magazines, teaching documents and on television.

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