Mr. Oliver Ball
Oliver is a Junior Associate at Biolacuna, a boutique life sciences translation consulting firm, and has previously worked as an independent consultant. He graduated from King's College London with an MSc in 'Cellular Therapy from Bench to Market' in August 2016, following a BSc in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Kent. He has authored several industry reports, supported the establishment of an industry-academia partnership in the Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine at King's College London, and sat on the TERMIS-BPC organising committee for 2016/17.
Mr. Shiraz Ziya
Shiraz completed his PhD research at the RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with Keele University, in partnership with Loughborough University, through the EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre in Regenerative Medicine. His research explored the feasibility of delivering personalised cell-based therapy as a service within the NHS. Shiraz has a keen interest in establishing cross-sector collaboration to support healthcare innovation and is a major driving force behind TERMIS-EU BPC’s Pre-Accelerator Programme.
Dr. Suzanne Tabbaa
Suzanne is a Market Development Manager at NuVasive Inc. for their orthobiologics products. Her role spans the technical knowledge and market development components of NuVasive’s Biologics portfolio. Prior to joining NuVasive, Suzanne worked as researcher in a joint role between the University of California, San Diego and Colorado State University where she led the development and early stages of commercialization for a cartilage repair technology. Suzanne completed her PhD in Bioengineering at Clemson University where she gained experience and training in the business canvas model, working with start-ups, and competing as a finalist in numerous business plan competitions including the TERMIS World BPC.
Dr. Julien Barthes
Julien is collaborative project manager at PROTiP Medical, France. He holds two MSc degrees in physical/chemical properties of polymers and in polymer science (ECPM, Strasbourg). He obtained in PhD in 2014 at Strasbourg in Inserm (French National Institute of Health and Medical Research) in “Biomaterials & Bioengineering” department. His main research areas are hydrogel development, titanium implants, tissue engineering, cell biomaterials interactions and release of bioactive molecules in the cell microenvironment. He is in charge of material development and in vivo tests in a European Project (FP7 IMMODGEL).
Dr. Sujit Kootala
Sujit is a postdoctoral researcher at University of Pau & Pays de l'Adour, France. His research focusses on the development of smart materials for tissue engineering and drug delivery applications. He develops tools to functionalise natural polymers to direct cell response and fate in living systems with applications in bone tissue engineering, nerve repair and smart drug delivery systems for cancer. Sujit is active in TERMIS and European Society for Biomaterials in developing bridges between researchers in both societies. He is keen to develop and strengthen local feeders to TERMIS that will channelise innovative developments from local levels to larger platforms such as TERMIS.
Dr. Chris Gemmiti
Chris is the Business Development Lead at Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Founder & Managing Director of Ridgewood Consulting LLC. Having helped develop the TERMIS-AM BPC, he has been advising the TERMIS-EU BPC Committee since its foundation in order to ensure its success.
Dr. MacKenna Roberts
MacKenna is an IP lawyer and strategic adviser for the translation of biomedical technologies. Her legal experience spans IP technology disputes to privacy, data protection and breach of confidentiality matters.
Dr. Christopher Tse
Ms. Zhen Cahilog
Dr. Nick J Walters
Dr. Richard Balint
Dr. Sybil Wong
Ms. Wenting Gu
Prof. Martin Stoddart
Dr. Gui Zhen (Cheryl) Teoh
Ms. Shujiang Wang
Mr. Pravesh Gupta
Ms. Tracy Yu
If you are an early career academic interested in entrepreneurship, we would love to work with you! We are currently seeking national ambassadors from across the world, to promote BPC and PAP activities within their country’s research institutes and companies.
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