Business Development Associate
Gemma is an enthusiastic Chemistry graduate from the University of Manchester with a strong interest in entrepreneurship in science. She has previously interned in both the investment banking and intellectual property industries, and possesses a strong grounding in practical science through her time as an undergraduate researcher at Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy. Alongside her studies, she contributed to several different research groups operating in solid-phase peptide synthesis, optical chemo-sensors and computational quantum chemistry.
Through her work as a volunteer, Gemma’s involvement with Manchester Science Festival, Manchester Science and Industry Museum and various local charities has seen her seek out collaboration opportunities, contribute to blogs and social media content and lead educational workshops in the wider community. She is passionate about scientific outreach aiming to enthuse young people into careers in science, and continues to work with local STEM groups in her free time.
Gemma is now turning her attention to a career in business development for young biotechnology and life-sciences companies.