Head of Life Sciences, Technology Transfer, Cambridge Enterprise, University of Cambridge
Dr Iain Thomas joined Cambridge Enterprise in November 2003. As part of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge Enterprise works to commercialise university innovation. As the Head of Life Sciences, Dr Thomas operates within the Technology Transfer team; the work of which includes invention disclosure management, patent strategy, filing and maintenance, proof of concept funding, research reagents transfer, intellectual property licensing and bespoke marketing. Iain works predominantly with technologies in the fields of biology and chemistry.
Prior to his current position, Iain enjoyed four years of postdoctoral research at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, three of which were working on polyketides and the manipulation of their biosynthetic pathways. He received his undergraduate degree from Imperial College, London; his PhD from the University of Sydney in organic chemistry catalysis and his MBA from the University of Cambridge. He has also spent two years at a private technology transfer company.