The National Biofilms Innovation Centre goal is to be the recognised hub for accessing biofilm expertise, science, and innovation in the UK and with global impact. We aim to convert the scientific, technological, and industrial expertise in biofilms in the UK, into breakthrough innovations and successful commercialisation to deliver economic growth and societal value. Biofilms represent a $4tn challenge globally across multiple industry sectorsNBIC is a network of 63 University partners and over 150 companies across health, food, beverage, agriculture, consumer products, industrial processing, marine and oil sectors. NBIC is working across four strategic themes to prevent, detect, manage, and engineer biofilms by capitalising on world-class underpinning research and infrastructure to address sectoral challenges identified with our industry partners.
Jo joined the National Biofilms Innovation Centre in April 2018 and is also a Director and Trustee of the Asthma, Allergy and Inflammation Research (AAIR) charity and Associate Dean of Enterprise for the Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences at the University of Southampton. She started her scientific career as a Senior Scientist and Quality Manager at Sciona Ltd, a spin-out company combining lifestyle data and genetic analysis, and between 2011 and 2018 she held the position of General Manager for EpiGen, a global research consortium.
Jo holds a BSc Honours in Molecular Biology and an industrial sponsored PhD from the University of Portsmouth. In 2014, Jo received a MBA, and in 2017 became a Chartered Manager at the Chartered Management Institute.