The Career Seminar Series aims to highlight a variety of career paths available to biomedical researchers. All welcome!
Speaker – Dr. Jesse Toe (Cancer Research UK)
I am a Business Development Manager within the Commercial Partnerships team at Cancer Research UK (CRUK). CRUK is a charity that annually funds over £400 million in oncology research in the UK and more recently abroad. My role is to identify, help develop and commercialise intellectual property arising from the funding, on behalf of the charity, inventors and originating institute, with any net revenue generated being passed back to the charity to fund more research. The charity undertakes it’s own drug discovery, conducts and funds early phase clinical trials, in addition to funding fundamental and translational academic, oncology research – therefore my role encompasses the commercialisation of a range of intellectual property rights that emerge from these diverse activities.
Immediately preceding my role at CRUK, I worked briefly as an Intern at Imperial Innovations, the technology transfer office of Imperial College. Prior to the internship, I finished my immunology focused PhD at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (affiliated with the University of Melbourne in Australia) in 2015.