Keith has been in biotechnology since it started. Having worked for GSK and ICI/Zeneca in genetics/molecular biology he led several large groups including discovery and finally running the patent group. He then worked at Maxygen on the West Coast leading the small molecule group through the IPO and growing a business that eventually spun out as ‘Codexis’. On returning to the UK, Keith joined the Bloomsbury BioSeed Fund and Longbow Capital and acted as CEO for several portfolio companies. He led Domainex through a merger with NCE to form a successful business in protein structure-based chemistry and Polytherics was built through organic growth since 2005 to a company of >80 people. Keith is currently chairman of Domainex and Canbex and has a range of other Board interests in the healthcare industry.
Davidson is a healthcare entrepreneur. He has an interdisciplinary scientific background in the physical and life sciences having completed a first degree in Biomedical Materials and a PhD in Bioengineering. He was a past recipient of the prestigious Royal Society of Edinburgh/BBSRC Enterprise Fellowship during which he had a year of business training at the endowed Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship of Strathclyde Business School (University of Strathclyde). Davidson has a successful track record of financing disruptive ideas, progressing projects and gaining awards. He is a co-inventor of the Oncojan™ platform and CEO of BioMoti leading on operations, product and business development activities.
Jo is the NHS National Clinical Director of Pathology, Director of Academic Health Sciences (and Consultant Histopathologist) at Barts Health NHS Trust and Professor of Pathology at Queen Mary, University of London. Jo has an international reputation in the study of diseases with over 115 publications including high impact journals such as Science and Nature. She is an experienced business leader (MA in Leadership) with a track record of running a large NHS Trust Division (£89 million budget per annum), delivering and commissioning a £40 million building, and 2 major IT system implementations (both over £1.3 million). She has an excellent understanding of technology transfer previously been an assessor of early stage technologies for Nikko Principal Investments Ltd. Jo is a co-inventor of the Oncojan™ drug delivery platform, co-founder of BioMoti and acts as an advisor.