Genomics Innovation

Management Operations

Applying our science to benefit society by empowering innovators and engaging with businesses and investors

We build on the innovative capabilities of our people and deliver a benefit to society from Sanger science by engaging with businesses and by creating commercial opportunities. We also develop a unique and vibrant ecosystem to establish and grow innovative genomics and biodata businesses. 

Some of our initiatives are:

  • Entrepreneurial training, events and networking, such as the Wellcome Genome Startup School;
  • Partnering with industrial partners and direct commercialisation of our science;
  • Engagement with the innovation ecosystem in Cambridge (and beyond), by representing Sanger science and Innovation, co-developing events and providing opportunities for networking and synergies with the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Cambridge.

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Core team

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Alexandra Canet Font

Marketing Manager

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Dr Mariya Chhatriwala

Business Development Manager

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Dr Gary P. Dillon

Business Development Manager

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Dr Agnieszka Wabik

Business Development Manager

Previous team members

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Ros Cook

Former Technology Transfer Solicitor

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Adrian Ibrahim

Head of Technology Transfer and Business Development

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Victoria Vladimirovna Lebedeva-Baxter

Marketing Manager, Campus Innovation

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Ross Rounsevell

Former Business Development Manager