Luca Gallo is currently working towards a PhD in Aerospace Engineering at Cranfield University to investigate technologies for the 2035-2050 time frame. In addition to enhance his problem solving abilities, he built a solid foundation of leadership as the technical lead of a team of three Master’s students. Prior to that, he completed an MSc in Thermal Power, also from Cranfield, specialising in Aerospace Propulsion, and a BSc in Aerospace Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano. While in Italy, he joined a small start-up to develop an energy harvesting prototype that was awarded several innovation prizes.
PhD candidate at the UCL Cancer Institute
Juan Carlos Lopez-Baez
Juan Carlos Lopez-Baez is a final year PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh (UK), where he works on the study of tissue regeneration and organ repair. He has a BSc in Biology from the University of Birmingham and an MRes in Biomedical Sciences from Edinburgh University, which was obtained as part of his 4 year PhD. Before his PhD he worked as a head research assistant in a developmental genetics lab at the University of Oxford. He became interested in consulting after participating in a national biotechnology entrepreneurship competition, creating a fictional biotech company and exploring the economics of the pharmaceutical market. He is a keen science communicator and public engagement speaker, and wants to use the transferable problem-solving skills developed during his PhD to help companies attain commercial success. He is a keen sportsman and, growing up in Tenerife, he is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Consultant at Oxbridge Biotech and post-doctoral research associate at the University of Manchester
Dr Mireya McKee - Mireya earned an BSc with honours in Chemistry from Monterrey Tech, Mexico, and later obtained a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Texas-Austin as a CONACYT fellow, with a research focus on anti-cancer drug discovery. Her postdoctoral research in bio-nanotechnology was performed at the University of Oxford, where she also completed the Science Innovation Program at Oxford’s Saïd Business School, an MBA elective focused on the commercialisation of scientific research. Mireya then became a consultant at Isis Innovation, the technology transfer office from the University of Oxford, where she has had the opportunity to provide technology transfer, strategy, and innovation management services to clients from private industry, universities, research centres and government agencies in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Mireya is fluent in Spanish and English and employs the analytical and problem-solving skills developed through her scientific career to bridge the gap between technology, innovation, and business.
Doctoral candidate at the University of Oxford