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, finally running the patent group. He then left for the USA and worked in a company on the West Coast, Maxygen, leading the small molecule group through the IPO and growing a business which eventually spun out as “Codexis”. On coming back to the UK, Keith worked with the Bloomsbury BioSeed Fund 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 >30 people. Keith is currently chairman of Domainex and has a portfolio of other interests.
Davidson is an entrepreneur operating in the life sciences. He has an interdisciplinary scientific background in bioengineering and was a past recipient of the prestigious Royal Society of Edinburgh/BBSRC Enterprise Fellowship. Davidson has significant technology translation experience including proof-of-concept studies, IP protection, non-dilutive grant applications, partnering activities with enabling technologies, technology licensing and investment pitching. He has won awards for his scientific and commercial activities. Davidson is a co-inventor of the oncojan™ drug delivery platform, co-founder of BioMoti and leads 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.