Welcoming new members to our Scientific Advisory Committee
We’re delighted to welcome the new members of our Scientific Advisory Committee, who will take up their new positions in October. As a company whose central role is taking scientific advances and turning them into solutions for the market, it is imperative that we have the widest counsel and advice on how our work is conducted.
The Advisory Committee, which meets every quarter, is charged with broad oversight of our scientific endeavours – the questions that they will ask of us, probing the exciting work we do in animal health, breeding and animal cells technology, are an important part of a rigorous process.
Dr Peter Jeffries – new member and Chair
Peter is a veterinarian, recently retired from an international career with multinational companies and the not-for-profit sector.
“Scientific breakthrough is always exciting, so it’s a real privilege, working through Roslin Technologies’ SAC, to be able to participate in the assessment of how novel technologies, coming from top quality scientific institutions, can be made more widely available and commercially develop.”
Prof. Grace Mulcahy – new member
Grace is a member of the Royal Irish Academy, a former Dean of Veterinary Medicine at University College Dublin, and now leads an active research group focussing on helminth immunobiology, vaccines for veterinary parasites, and One Health.
“The portfolio of innovations being developed by Roslin Technologies has truly transformative potential, and will contribute to solutions to some of our planet’s most pressing problems; environmental sustainability while feeding the planet, safeguarding the welfare of all sentient beings, and preventing future pandemics. I am honoured and so excited to have the opportunity to contribute to this important work as a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee.”
Dr Ruth Clements – new member
Ruth, best known for her work on lameness in sheep, was involved in the creation and evolution of a veterinary sustainability group Vet Sustain and has a strong interest in regenerative farming systems and holistic health management.
“I am really looking forward to understanding how the range of technologies and projects ongoing or under evaluation can contribute to the sustainability of agricultural production systems into the future.”
Prof. David Argyle — continuing member
David is William Dick chair of Veterinary Clinical Studies and Dean of Veterinary Medicine at The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies as well as Deputy Head of College for The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.
“This is an excellent opportunity for bringing research and commercialisation together, driving impact for the animal health sector nationally and internationally.”
We’d like to thank previous members Prof. Eleanor Riley and Prof. Bruce Whitelaw for their contribution.