Nigel Sansom

Nigel is Managing Director at Celaris Biosystems Ltd, a Life Sciences consultancy with a special focus on synthetic biology. He first graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a degree in Cell Biology & Immunology before completing a pathology PhD, and has an MBA awarded from Henley Business School.

Nigel has worked extensively in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, across numerous therapeutic areas in research, commercial and management roles. He held a pan-European business development role with a US biotechnology company before working with the NHS, where he helped develop the commercial potential of innovations in devices, diagnostics and stratified medicine. Nigel is helping a UK university deliver an ambitious plan for a large MedTECH Campus, advising a collection of small US diagnostic companies, developing an international Synbio collaboration in the Biocomputing space, and advising two Middle Eastern countries that
don’t normally talk to each other.