Interview

The Power of Microbiota: Drivers of the Brain-Gut Axis in Psychiatry

We talked to Professor Ted Dinan from the University College Cork to learn more about his field of expertise- gut microbes and how they influence human brain function. Read here for more insights and his advice to medical students thinking about pursuing research.

Expert Opinion from Prof Uwe Oelfke on MR-LINAC- A Pioneering Technology to Revolutionise Cancer Therapy

What is the state-of-the-art MR-LINAC and how is it a revolutionary device for radiotherapy treatment? Here, we interview Prof Uwe Oelfke, Head of the Joint Department of Physics at The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and The Royal Marsden. He shares his involvement with the MR-LINAC project and his hopes for the future of this technology. Read here for more…

Entrepreneurs of Immunotherapy: Q&A with Founders of Cell Medica and Autolus

Here we interview Gregg Sando, founder of Cell Medica and Dr. Martin Pule , founder of Autolus. Both recently spoke at the SIULondon event ‘Advances in Immunotherapy’. Read here to find out more about their career journeys into commercialization of immunotherapies and what they see for the future of this field.

Translating Cell and Gene Therapy: Interviews with Dr. Bo Kara and Dr. Jacqueline Barry

Ahead of the SIULondon ‘Advances in Immunotherapy’ event, we interviewed Dr. Bo Kara from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Dr. Jacqueline Barry from Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) Catapult. Both experts share their role in supporting the cell and gene therapy field and give their insights on industry science and more… Read on here.

In Conversation with Co-founder of Vida: Devika Wood

Ahead of SIULondon's upcoming event 'Young Innovators vs Investors' on 20th March, we interviewed another anticipated member of the discussion panel - Devika Wood, Founder and CEO of Vida, a healthcare technology platform company focusing on delivering personalized and quality care. She has also featured on the Forbes '30 under 30' list 2018.  Read here for her startup story and advice for budding entreprenuers. 

Investor vs Young Innovator: Q&A with Paul Dowling and Maciej Manka

Ahead of SIULondon's event on 20th March, 2018 (Young Innovators vs Investors), we had the opportunity to interview two of the speakers- Paul Dowling, CEO of Dreamstake & Maciej Manka, Student at UCL . They represent the investors and innovators community respectively, sharing their story and advice on entering and succeeding in the innovation and startup scene.  

In Conversation with Dr. Bert Sakmann: The Past, Present and Future of Neuroanatomy

Dr. Bert Sakmann, MD, PhD was a guest speaker at our SIU Katowice event the 'Brain in a nutshell'. Here, we have an exclusive interview with the Nobel Laureate in Medicine and Physiology (1991). He discusses the challenges leading up to his award winning work on cellular ion channels , explains his current research on digital neuroanatomy at the Max Planck Institute and offers his opinion on Artificial Intelligence. 

 

In Conversation with Paweł Soluch: Discussing Therapeutic Technology in Neurology

Mr Paweł Soluch is the CEO of the Neuro Device Group, a company that has built a strong portfolio of biomedical products to address demand in the scientific market for new equipment and to attempt to solve ideologies where research has otherwise failed. Here he gives us insight into the medtech field and shares his experience as both a scientist and entrepreneur. 

Expert opinion on the state of healthcare innovation - An interview with Professor Peter Dobson

Prof. Dobson is currently the Principal Fellow at Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick, has visiting professorships at UCL and King’s College, London and was previously the Academic Director of the Begbroke Science Park at the University of Oxford. In this interview, he has shared his expert opinion on the biotechnology research and policy landscape, and redefines the hard lessons for innovators.

A Journey from Research to Commercialisation of Science – An interview with Dr Jeff Skinner

It is a common struggle for many aspiring scientists to gain knowledge and support to commercialise their scientific ideas. We interviewed Dr Jeff Skinner, the Executive Director of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at London Business School (LBS).

From AI to Machine Learning in Mental Health: In Conversation with Dr Samantha Scholtz

Integrating digital innovation into medicine is a very up-and-coming trend. Can we say the same when it comes to mental health? Here to tell us is Dr Samantha Scholtz, a consultant psychiatrist and R&D manager for the West London Mental Health Trust.

How to develop an idea from an Msc project to a company - the “loud sound” of Krotos

Monsters growling, robots talking and creatures screeching. Remind you of that movie you watched not long ago or the latest computer game you started playing? Ever wondered how these sounds come to be? Then read our interview with Orfeas Boteas, an entrepreneur who started a company to design sounds, after he did his master's on producing a sound tool.

Stepping Into A Start-Up

When he decided to enter the SIU-Naturejobs writing competition, our regular contributor Devon Sheppard wanted to write about an entrepreneur who came from an academic background. He interviewed Dr Vanessa Gray-Schopfer, one of the founders of Omniscience, to get first-hand information about starting a company. Here is that interview. 

Thinking (Truly) Outside The Box: Crowdfunding Meets a Biotech Startup

Thinking outside the box is a daily practice for all scientists whatever path they take. Starting their own company is no exception and in this article we bring you the interview we conducted with Dr Zografos who stepped outside of the box even further than in a typical scenario: Bringing a research idea out of an academic lab combined with crowdfunding to get a company started. Read on for an inspiring story. 

When The Lab Just Won’t Do: The Use of National Facilities for Biological and Industrial Research

SIU is all about building bridges between academia and industry. National research facilities are the perfect platforms where these bridges can be built. They provide state-of-the-art technologies and are open to both industry and academia. In this article we tell you how they work and how they can lead to new ideas and new companies.

We are Genomics

We are kicking off the new year with the interview we conducted with Genomics PLC, an Oxford spinout with exciting aims. The company works on uncovering the relationship between human genomic data and disease diagnosis. In this article we bring to you the story of how the company was founded and get advice from the founders for new entrepreneurs.