Dr Jonathan Milner

CEO at Abcam

CEO, Abcam

Jonathan Milner is an experienced entrepreneur and business leader with a background in genetic research. Following his doctoral studies in Molecular Genetics at Leicester University he became a postdoctoral researcher at the universities of Bath and then Cambridge. At the later he worked in Professor Tony Kouzarides lab studying the BRCA2 gene in hereditary breast cancer. Whilst in research he identified the market opportunity for supplying high quality antibodies to support protein interaction studies.

In 1998, he co-founded the internet based business Abcam with the vision that it would sell the best antibodies in the world with the most comprehensive, honest and up-to-date datasheets, fast delivery and helpful customer service & technical support.

Jonathan is an active supporter of the Cambridge business community. He is chairman of Cambridge Temperature Concepts (CTC), a medical device company with a platform technology in wireless temperature sensing. CTC’s first product is an accurate system for ovulation monitoring. Jonathan is also a non-executive director of Horizon Discovery, a personalised genomics company.