Members of the Quadram Institute Bioscience team are leaving their Norwich base this autumn to strengthen existing network links, whilst at the same time establishing exciting new partnerships.
Dr Christian Roghi, Head of Business Development has got his suitcase packed, grabbed a handful of business cards and he’s heading out to meet partners at a number of upcoming events.
Christian’s first stops are Cambridge, UK and Munich, Germany where he will be catching up with Quadram Institute Bioscience partners in the EIT Food, European Knowledge and Innovation Community. This excellent network is a great way for Quadram Institute Bioscience food and health research to find its way to the consumer via commercial partners.
Christian will be discussing Quadram Institute Bioscience’s food-related research at Future Food-Tech in October and also at Food Matters Live (with EIT Food partners) in November. Quadram Institute Bioscience has so many exciting projects that are contributing to improvements in food safety, food technology and microbial surveillance, he will have a lot to talk about.
Food technology will be only a part of Christian’s “world tour”. Quadram Institute Bioscience’s microbiome research will be adding a few more stamps to his passport. In October he is attending the 2nd Annual Microbiome: Translating into Diagnostics and Therapeutics Summit in Vienna, Austria then he’ll be hitting the transatlantic route to Boston, USA where he will join QIB scientist Professor Arjan Narbad at the Microbiome Movement Human Nutrition Summit. There’ll be a quick return to London to attend the 4th European Microbiome Congress, alongside QIB’s Head of Informatics, Dr Andrew Page, followed in December by the One Nucleus Genesis meeting when Christian will sit on the Microbiome panel alongside Quadram Institute Bioscience Director, Professor Ian Charles.
With further trips to Paris and Singapore in the planning, Christian will need to make sure he remembers that he has a number of industry partners coming to visit him in Norwich. The scale of the travelling that QIB’s Head of Business Development is undertaking underlines the growth that is happening at Quadram Institute Bioscience and the excitement that is growing ahead of the Institute’s move into its new building, which is nearing completion.
Christian is keen to continue on the current trajectory. He says: “Quadram Institute Bioscience undertakes translational bioscience and it is very important to engage with the commercial organisations that will make use of our research findings in their businesses. Early networking allows us to undertake research that is conceived with the end goal very much in sight and helps us gain an important insight into future opportunities.”
If you’re interested in the Quadram Institute Bioscience research portfolio, and how to work with its scientists, there is information and contact points on its website, www.quadram.ac.uk.