Become a leader! – IF Manchester Recruitment Evening June 2017

Wednesday, June 14th 2017

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, Room BS 3.25

18:00 – 19:30 (GMT)

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, Room BS 3.25

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Why not improving your CV by volunteering at the Innovation Forum!

Are you a recent graduate or are you studying towards a degree in Life Sciences or Engineering? Do you want to improve or develop your business acumen?  Are you interested in meeting new people and organising events and workshops in Manchester?

We are a non-profit organisation supported by 10,000 innovators.  We seek to build connections between academia, industry and policy makers, thereby accelerating the speed of technology adoption for the benefit of the wider society. Find more information about us:

If you love life sciences and want to develop your soft skills and gain knowledge in marketing, project management or business development, or simply want to become a STEM leader, the Innovation Forum Manchester is the place to start.

Please note that Innovation Forum is a non-for-profit organisation and this is a volunteering position

Only a limited number of roles are available, so don’t hesitate to come along!


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is limited on-road parking and multi-story car parking facilities around the Manchester Campus, although spaces are limited and parking charges are expensive, so we advise that whenever possible, please use public transport.

For further information on how to arrive by Train, Bus or Metrolink please visit

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Moreno ([email protected])

Is my registration/ticket transferable?

Yes. If you registered but you are unable to come, you can transfer your ticket to a friend

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, printing your ticket is not necessary.


6:00pm - 6:15pm

Introduction to the Innovation Forum; Daniel Moreno (Head of Marketing and Communication, Global IF)

6:15pm - 6:25pm

The economy of the Innovation Forum; Nessima Kaabeche (Business Development Director, IF Manchester)

6:25pm - 6:40pm

Opportunities available in Manchester; Anastassia Bolotkova (President, IF Manchester)

6:40pm - 7:15pm

Networking/Wine reception


Daniel is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Manchester Metropolitan University, where he investigates the effects of Ibrutinib, a Bruton's Tyrosine Kinase inhibitor, on platelet and endothelial cells in the context of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.

Interested in entrepreneurship through leadership and innovation, Daniel has many years of experience working with stakeholders and leading international teams: he was Vice-chairman of the Young European Biotechnology Network, where he was also Chief Communication Officer and an Executive Board member. He has participated in the organisation of many scientific and outreach meetings in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and Spain.

Daniel is also a co-opted committee member of the British Society for Cardiovascular Research, where he is working in stablishing an online presence for the society.

Nessima has studied material sciences in France and surface engineering through a PhD in Manchester Metropolitan University. Her will to develop new skills, she was a student representative for one year during her PhD and was very closely involved with the organisation of the Faculty Research Symposium. This gave her the opportunity to express her creativity and sense of organisation on a different way. Alongside her PhD she also started a personal business which allowed her to develop the entrepreneur mind-set.

Originally coming from Estonia, Anastassia moved to the UK to pursue a degree in Molecular Biology at the University of Manchester. Throughout the studies, she has completed several summer internships in Estonia, UK and Germany, where she was involved in the cancer research. Her strong interest in science and particularly oncology allowed her to win a scholarship and to complete Masters in Translational Medicine at the same university.

Anastassia has always wanted to work within the pharmaceutical sector and thus, after completing the degrees, She moved into the industry by being a Pharma Analyst at Global Business Intelligence and Safety Screening Scientist at AstraZeneca.

Currently, Anastassia works for a company specialising in the personalised medicine and particularly, the production of cancer immunotherapy for melanoma patients. This is the most challenging and exciting role she has ever had as nothing is more rewarding than the ability to help people to extend their lives and to beat cancer sooner.

Anastassia immensely enjoys writing and therefore, voluntarily produces scientific articles for FastBleep and the news for BioNews. She also likes meeting and communicating with people. In addtion, she enjoys having an active lifestyle and in her free time.


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