We are proud to announce that our co-founder and ex-president, Dr Danuta Jeziorska, has been named a Rising Star in BioBeat’s ‘50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2018’ report, for supporting innovation from concept to market.
BioBeat has celebrated 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness each year since 2014. The report emphasises the current role of women in leading, inspiring and innovating to ensure new technologies and treatments continue to improve UK research, health and society.
Danuta co-founded Innovation Forum Oxford (IFO) in 2015 with aim to accelerate innovation and aid research translation. She led the branch for two years and together with IFO team offered entrepreneurial training to hundreds of scientists in the health and life-sciences sector. Danuta and IFO continue to provide a platform in Oxford for showcasing science and knowledge exchange that brings together hundreds of members of academia, industry, the NHS and policy makers. Currently, she acts as an Advisor for the organisation. Danuta also helped form TechTonic Women, an organisation that supports women in the technology sector in Oxfordshire, where she is a Director.
Danuta is currently co-founding a spinout company from Oxford University that aims to transform drug discovery using the 3D structure of the genome. Alongside this role she continues her scientific research at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford.
Danuta said: “I am thrilled to be named as one of the Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2018, for supporting innovation from concept to market. For the last three years, I had a great privilege of working together with a group of exceptionally driven people at Innovation Forum and TechTonic to support entrepreneurial ecosystem. This wouldn’t be possible without their contribution and generous support from the key stakeholders in the Oxfordshire. Thank you”.
BioBeat Founder Miranda Weston-Smith said: “Congratulations to the outstanding women leaders who are recognised as the 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2018. They are changing what is possible for the benefit of humanity and helping to build a more inclusive, responsive healthcare ecosystem – whether that’s by developing revolutionary products, shaping bioscience through investment, accelerating the innovation pipeline, transforming patient access to healthcare or supporting innovation from concept to market.”
Marek Tyl, CEO of Innovation Forum said: “We are proud that Danuta has been recognised as one of the Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2018. Her work highlights the value that Innovation Forum brings to the local ecosystem, the engagement with the grassroot innovators, academics, industry members and policy makers.”
Jane Osbourn, Vice-President Research and Development at MedImmune, which supported the report, comments: “On behalf of the numerous partners and supporters of the 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2018 report, we are delighted to celebrate the achievements of this group of talented women. We hope shining a spotlight on these female leaders will support them to forge stronger networks and realise new opportunities to improve patient health. “