Anike Te - Aegis Professor of Engineering Biology
Anike Te was appointed as Aegis Professor of Engineering Biology in September 2022. She is the first Aegis professor to work across two Faculties – Science and Life Sciences.
Anike is the Chief Strategy Officer and Group Business Development Board Member of Lucideon Group Ltd., an international materials design, development and commercialisation consultancy. She has held the position of CSO since 2018. In this global-facing role, Anike advises Lucideon on strategic direction and how to develop and commercialise key new activities around technology trends and drivers of the future in healthcare, energy, construction, aerospace and ceramics. She has recently turned her attention to the potential of synthetic biology for unlocking sustainable, next generation materials.
Before specializing in strategic evaluations and company growth, Anike gained clinical experience as a dentist and led teams in managing clinical trials worldwide for two leading companies focussing on implant-based dental restorations, Nobel Biocare Services AG - while it was part of Danaher Corporation - and Southern Implants.
She also held positions in internal auditing at KPMG. She is an internationally recognised Certified Internal Auditor and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors of Switzerland (IIAS). Anike was bestowed an honorary title of Fellow Member (FIIASA) for contributions made to the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIASA).
Anike completed further studies, in Foundations of Data Science (EPFL Extension School, Switzerland) and Directors Education Program for Start-up Boards (ZHAW, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Start-up Board Academy). She serves on the Health and Life Sciences Task Force, and on the Zurich Chapter Leadership Team, of the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce (BSCC) to strengthen collaboration and trade relationships.
Anike has a wide range of experience in different sectors and positions, various leadership roles and an extensive international network across a variety of industries. She is passionate about finding the best solutions for healthcare and in developing new technologies for a sustainable world.
Anike is based in Switzerland and speaks five languages.
As an Aegis Professor, Anike will work across both the Science and Life Science Faculties. She is the first cross-Faculty Aegis Professor and will help to facilitate cross-disciplinary and collaborative working.
Anike will advise and contribute to the development of the South West Synthetic and Engineering Biology Innovation Network that will include project leads, industry and other key partners. She will work with the Bristol Biodesign Institute (BBI) as well as chemists and biochemists from the Max Planck Bristol Centre for minimal biology. She will support the growth and development of spin-outs in synthetic and engineering biology, including facilitating engagement with investors and funders and advising on technology transfer from academia to industry, such as novel therapeutics, diagnostics and materials. She will serve on the Scientific Advisory Board of the BrisEngBio and contribute to its strategic direction.