The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) Scotland Group with the University of Strathclyde will showcase a diverse set of careers around the biotechnological and chemical sciences from the central belt of Scotland. We will be hearing from early career people, providing networking possibilities and a look at the skills required for kick starting your career.
Dr Alison Arnold is Head of Fermentation and Microbiology at Ingenza Ltd. Alison originally did an undergraduate in chemistry at University of Aberdeen and became a fermentation scientist during her PhD at University of Strathclyde where she was looking at near infrared to monitor fermentation production processes for Eli-lilly. Following on from this Alison did a post doc on a project with DSM, Delft on continuous culture of fungi. Alison joined Ingenza in 2003. Alison has vast experience in developing and scaling up fermentations from 1 to 2.6 million litres in a variety of different microorganisms. This work has taken her to many manufacturing sites in different continents around the world.
David is a classically trained microbiologist (University of Otago, NZ), who’s initial focus was on public health microbiology and virology. He secured a postdoctoral fellowship (from New Zealand Govt) in Scotland to study the role bacteria found with dinoflagellates have on dinoflagellate neurotoxin production. He was then appointed as lecturer and subsequently, senior lecturer, in marine and molecular microbiology. He currently divides his research activity between bioprospecting for new marine bacterial polysaccharides; investigating symbioses between bacteria and algae; applying genomics and metagenomics to investigate the functional role of marine bacteria, especially those found with algae; and working to develop the Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa’s genetic resource base. He teaches on a variety of undergraduate courses including Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Marine Pollution, Marine Biotechnology (as module leader), and postgraduate course ACES+ and IBioIC Blue Biotechnology, as well as supervising MRes and PhD students.
Dr Emma Compton-Daw leads staff-facing Researcher Development activities at the University of Strathclyde including delivering courses on Career Management for Researchers. She is also Strathclyde’s Institutional Researcher Development Concordat Champion. She previously spent 11 years working as Biochemistry Postdoctoral Research Associate in the UK and USA.
Gordon is currently a Team Leader within the Technical Department at the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Irvine site supporting the manufacture of Potassium Clavulanate for the Augmentin supply chain.
He graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree from Strathclyde University in 1996 before taking up position as a Process R&D Chemist with GSK (legacy GlaxoWellcome). In 2003 Gordon moved to the Irvine site where he has held several roles within the Technical and Operations functions.
Dr. Tony McCluskey worked in academic research for 20 years, before moving to medical communications in 2016. Since then he has worked in the fields of rheumatology and gastroenterology, developing material for publication based on the results of clinical trials, including manuscripts and congress submissions such as abstracts, posters and oral presentations.
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Dr RuAngelie Edrada-Ebel, Secretary/ SCI Scotland Group
Dr Sarah Walker, SCI Scotland Group Chair
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