Dr Tim Guilliams

Chief Executive at Healx


Chief Executive, Healx

Trustee and Chair at Cambridge Rare Disease Network

Co-Founder at Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange

Dr Tim Guilliams is a social entrepreneur from the Cambridge Cluster passionate about delivering the next generation of therapeutics to patients in need. He is the Founder and Chief Executive of Healx, a Bio-Tech startup focused on drug repositioning for rare diseases by use advanced computational methods. He is also a Founding Trustee and Chair of the Cambridge Rare Disease Network (CRDN), a charity aiming to foster dialogue and awareness around rare diseases in Cambridge.

Prior to Healx and CRDN, Dr Guilliams worked with the Centre for Science and Policy on University-Industry interactions and cluster dynamics in the area of Life Sciences at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Resulting report can be found here. His PhD was obtained in the field of Biophysical Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge, where his research related to the development of antibody fragments as novel biophysical and therapeutic tools for Parkinson’s disease. As a PhD student, Tim co-founded multiple successful student societies, including the Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange (CUSPE), where he worked closely with the Centre for Science and Policy as a Junior Associate Fellow. Before moving to Cambridge, he obtained an MEng & BEng in Bio-Engineering from the University of Brussels (VUB).

You can read about Tim's experience as a secondee with the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills here.

  • Projects

    Science, policy making and public dialogue: New and emerging issues in the UK

    The Centre for Science and Policy and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) are collaborating on a horizon-scanning process, the focus of which will be new public policy issues that are likely to emerge in the UK in the next five to ten years.

  • 17 October 2013, 5:30pm

    CSaP Distinguished Lecture: Sir Mark Walport

    Speaker: Sir Mark Walport This lecture will be streamed live here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/csap-distinguished-lecture

  • 27 February 2013, 5:30pm

    CSaP Distinguished Lecture: Lord Turner

    Lord Turner of Ecchinswell, Chairman of the Financial Services Authority, will deliver his lecture 'Public Policy and the science base: successes and failures' as part of the CSaP Distinguished Lecture Series.