Franziska Fischer

at Cambridge University

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MBE Programme Manager, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge

Franziska Fischer is the Programme Manager for the Masters in Bioscience Enterprise (MBE), an intensive science and business course for those who have an interest in high-level roles and entrepreneurship in the life sciences sector. She is keen to discuss bioscience enterprise and higher education, as well as opportunities for collaboration with the course. Franziska's research interests are in crop sciences, where she currently focuses on resistance of wheat towards Fusarium Head Blight, a feared cereal disease that is toxic to humans and animals. She holds an MSc in Agricultural Sciences, majoring in Agro-Economics, from the Technical University of Munich in Germany and an MSc in Crop Improvement from the University of Nottingham.

As an agricultural scientist Franziska is interested in current research informing agricultural policy, to make agriculture both more efficient and sustainable. She has further developed her interest in science policy through work with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, with an environmental consultancy on a project for the EU Commission, and in regulatory policy with Bayer AG. She currently serves as a STEM Ambassador and as a member of the Royal Society of Biology’s Education, Training and Policy Committee.