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Dr Jo Slater-Jefferies PhD MBA CMgr MCMI

Operations Director – National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC)

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Dr. Jo Slater-Jefferies joined the National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) in April 2018 as the Operations Director.

Jo started her scientific career at Sciona Ltd, a spin-out company combining life style data and genetic analysis, as a Senior Scientist and Quality Manager.  She returned to academia in 2006 as a Research Fellow, before moving to a research governance role within the University of Southampton.  In 2011, she became the General Manager for EpiGen, a global research consortium.  Jo is a Director and Trustee of the Asthma, Allergy and Inflammation Research (AAIR) charity.  Jo holds a BSc (Honours) in Molecular Biology and an industrial sponsored PhD from the University of Portsmouth, U.K.  In 2014, Jo also received a Master of Business Administration from the Open University Business School and in 2017 became a Chartered Manager at the Chartered Management Institute.

Career history:

2011 – 2018: Head of Operations, EpiGen Global Research Consortium, University Of Southampton, UK.

2010 – 2011: Research and Governance Quality Manager, University Of Southampton, UK.

2006 – 2010: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (British Heart Foundation) and Operational Manager (EpiGen), University Of Southampton, UK.

2002 – 2006: Senior Scientist and Quality Systems Manager, Sciona Ltd, UK. 

Academic qualifications:

2017: Chartered Manager, Chartered Management Institute, UK

2010 – 2014: Master of Business Administration, Open University, UK

1997 – 2001: Ph.D. Molecular Biology, University of Portsmouth, UK

1999: P.G. Cert. Scientific Research Methods, University of Portsmouth, UK

1994 – 1997: B.Sc. (Honours) Molecular Biology, University of Portsmouth, UK

Additional appointments:

Director and Trustee of the Asthma, Allergy And Inflammation Research Charity

Chartered Manager, Chartered Management Institute, UK

Research interests

The National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) is a BBSRC and Innovate UK-funded Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC). NBIC is a £26.2m commitment from the funders, partnering academic institutions and industry base. The NBIC consortium comprises four lead research institutions (Southampton, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Nottingham) and a wider partnership of collaborating institutions across the UK.  Through its national and international collaborative networks, and industry base, NBIC will create a fusion of world-class research and industry to deliver breakthrough technologies in the control and exploitation of biofilms.

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