Experts in Residence
The Experts in Residence programme offers an opportunity for Bristol researchers to access industry-leading advice from trusted experts on translating, developing, patenting or spinning out a research project. We have relationships with specialists in the categories of Digital Health, Gene and Cell Therapy, Small Molecule and Medical Devices. By developing long-term relationships with industry experts, we have created a pool of resource that is available to supply short- and long-term collaborative support and advice on your translational project.
Contact us in the first instance to assess an appropriate level of support for the stage of your project, and we will work with you to ensure that you are partnered with the expertise that you need.
Architect Oracle Cloud, Oracle
Phil Bates brings 30+ years of industrial experience making enterprise software products and high-performance cloud infrastructure to support researchers transitioning their research across a range of fields - from drug and vaccine development to synthetic biology, in fields such as Digital Chemistry and Life Sciences into industrial applications in many cases using public cloud infrastructure.
Richard Seabrook has been appointed to the University of Bristol under the Royal Society 2021 Entrepreneur-in-Residence scheme. He will work with both the Faculties of Health and Life Sciences to stimulate new business ventures based on the considerable research investments in bioinformatic, chemoinformatic and advanced therapy technologies.
Technical Project Lead, Biological Technologies at GSK
Dr Tew will support the translation of Bristol’s portfolio of synthetic biology projects including work on gene therapy, cell therapy, vaccines and biosensors. He will provide industrial feedback on new technologies, build bridges with the pharmaceutical industry, and mentor our new entrepreneurs. This work builds on David Tew's work as Entrepreneur in Residence in Synthetic Biology and represents a real commitment to drive forward biomedical translation.
Food and Agricultural Scientist
Dr. Maurice Moloney brings expertise in crop biology and genomics, feed and food quality, nutrition and human health. He has spent half of his career as an academic researcher and the other half in the private sector with both multi-national companies and SMEs. Most recently, he has led major programs in digital aspects of food and agriculture involving imaging, robotics, artificial intelligence, phenomics and block-chain technology.
Dr Taj Mattu will assess and identify the support required for opportunities in diagnostics, devices, Medtech and related areas, deliver development and funding roadmaps, and identify suitable mentors to help drive opportunities up the technology readiness level while aligning with industry requirements. Taj brings two decades of expertise in licensing, intellectual property, and academic research translation, ranging from renewable energy to vaccines to diagnostic reagents and active ingredient formulations both in therapeutics and agrochemicals. He is also a founder of Nidor Diagnostics, an academic spin-out involving the Universities of Bristol, Liverpool, UWE and the Wellcome Trust.
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Experts in Residence are available to staff and students in Health and Life Sciences for advice on:
experience of managing university-business collaborations and the translation and commercialisation of research
experience of entrepreneurship, such as company formation and growth, investment etc
experience or interest in training, coaching or mentoring
assess how to move research from discovery to practical use
help test the commercial potential of an idea or proposition
create opportunities for departments and students to work on groundbreaking innovations