OBR made its first push into the north of the UK in September 2012 via Manchester. As Manchester is an important northern UK biotechnology hub, an OBR chapter here is expected to foster further growth throughout the north by initiating new networks amongst innovative individuals and promoting further bio-enterprising with the aim to rapidly expand to the many other world-class institutions in the north of the UK.
Manchester Chapter Members
Imelda is currently pursuing her PhD in Biotechnology at the University of Manchester. Her research focuses on optimising the production of recombinant proteins and antibodies in mammalian cells. She is keen on building a strong network within the life sciences community, patent law and beyond.
Himanshu is a MBA student at Manchester Business School and is currently establishing OBR-Consulting at Manchester. He has considerable experience in pharmaceutical research and client engagement with significant international experience from both working overseas and managing global clients. His interests lie in working at the crossroads of the pure science and business, with the aim to grow in commercialisation of new technology.
Charlotte is an undergraduate student at the University of Manchester studying Biology and is looking to specialize further in her second year. Outside of science, she loves festivals, photography and would really like to visit Iceland.
James is a second year PhD student at the University of Manchester working at the interface of chemistry and biology. Based at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, his research is focused on the development of novel RNA-based gene expression systems for synthetic biology applications. His interests are in technology transfer and the biotech investment process.
Joe obtained a BSc (Hons) class I in Biological sciences with 1year in industry at The University of Birmingham in 2011. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Stem Cell Biology at the University of Manchester focusing on the role of E-cadherin in embryonic stem cell pluripotency. Besides academic research he is interested in bio-entrepreneurship, marketing and public engagement.
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