Molecular Biology to Scaled Biomanufacturing

Entrepreneurship event

Molecular Biology to Scaled Biomanufacturing

  • Event time: 10:00am until 11:30am
  • Event date: 25th February 2019
  • Speaker: Dr Ian Fotheringham (Ingenza)
  • Location: Room 1501, , King's Buildings

Event details

Ian Fotheringham received a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Glasgow in 1986. He then joined the NutraSweet division of Monsanto in Chicago, USA, engineering microbes to produce the Aspartame® sweetener, in one of the first and largest scale successes of Industrial Biotechnology and enzyme engineering.  In 2003 he co-founded Ingenza, an Edinburgh, UK, based SME, now a leading Industrial Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology company. During this talk, Ian will be taking us through the formative experiences as his career developed, particularly when he started his business, Ingenza, which specialises in Industrial Biotechnology.

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All students and staff welcome. 

Bring tea/coffee - cakes provided.

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