Our dedicated Business Development Team are on hand to help you work with our scientists to translate discoveries in the lab into tomorrow’s therapies and foods.

If you’re interested in working with us get in touch.

Head of Business Development and Commercialisation

Head and shoulders photo of Roberto Zanchi

Dr Roberto Zanchi is responsible for leading the Quadram Institute Business Development team to seek and triage opportunities for the exploitation of knowledge and their translation in real world applications.

He connects relevant internal groups with external stakeholders and provides supports to the BD team in commercial negotiations and IP matters. He also develops an entrepreneurial culture at the institute by promoting opportunities for and supporting bids to accelerator programs and pitch to investors.


Business Development Manager

Dr Laila Roper supports the development of translational research in Quadram Institute Bioscience.

Through reinforcing existing relationships and establishing new ones outside the Higher Education sector, she works to increase knowledge exchange, identify opportunities for collaborative research and increase funded research from relevant external bodies. She is the point of contact for research relating to Microbes and Food Safety.


Commercialisation Manager

Dr Stephen Rhind works with scientific colleagues and group leaders to help them translate their research work into partnerships, licences or other commercial arrangements.

His focus is on developing relationships and creating collaborations with commercial partners and is passionate about negotiating commercial contacts and making deals. He is the point of contact for research relating to Food, Microbes and Health.