Georgina Pope joins PBL

PBL announces that it has appointed Dr Georgina Pope to the position of Technology Transfer Business Development Manager, effective 24 June 2019.  Georgina will assume lead responsibility for PBL’s Health, Nutrition and Biotechnology portfolio from Dr Martin Stocks, who is leaving PBL to join Procarta Biosystems Limited, one of the new life science companies established by PBL and partners on the Norwich Research Park (NRP).

Georgina has been an Intellectual Property Manager, at the University of East Anglia, since 2010, where as an integral member of the University’s technology transfer management team she has managed the protection and commercialisation of intellectual property across the University, responsible for delivering commercial revenue and impact through the development, funding and management of research outputs, through licensing and spin-out company formation.  In that time Georgina has held various company board positions including Director of Iceni Advisory Limited and institutional representative on the Iceni Seedcorn Fund Investment Executive.  From 2002 to 2010, Georgina held the position of Industry Liaison Manager at Quadram Institute Bioscience, formerly the Institute of Food Research, a business development role where she developed, promoted and exploited research outputs.  Georgina has a background in life science research and holds a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Kent.

PBL’s Managing Director, Dr Jan Chojecki said “Georgina is a highly regarded member of the NRP enterprise community and she has a wealth of experience in commercialisation of early stage life science innovations.  We are really delighted to welcome her to the PBL team.”