New Staff Appointment – Dr Andy Allen
July 17, 2020
BioCurate is very pleased to announce Dr Andy Allen’s appointment as Associate Director of Project Management.
BioCurate’s mission is to translate discoveries made at the lab bench into therapeutics that make an impact on the lives of patients. Critical to our success is building a team of highly experienced and dedicated individuals.
Dr Andy Allen is a microbiologist with over 20 years’ experience in academia, small biotechs and large pharmaceutical companies.
Andy began his career in industry at Arrow Therapeutics as the Head of Molecular Biology. He has also been the Head of Laboratory Sciences at Oxford Gene Technology and a Senior Principal Scientist at Zoetis. During this time, he has led projects to discover novel antimicrobial targets, to optimise emerging genomic research methods, and to develop animal vaccines, leading to two patents.
Andy left industry in 2016 when he joined the University of Melbourne as the Business Manager Research Platforms before becoming a Senior Academic Fellow in Commercialisation.
As a result of his extensive and varied career, Andy is highly skilled at working with multidisciplinary teams and collaborators to meet project budgets, timelines and governance requirements, as well as developing business relationships and seeking commercialisation opportunities.
Andy completed his Bachelor of Science (Honours) at the University of Southampton, majoring in Biochemistry. Following the completion of his PhD degree in protein chemistry at the University of Cambridge, Andy held several postdoctoral positions in the UK before transitioning into industry.
We are delighted that he has decided to join the BioCurate team!
Dr Andy Allen commenced in his new role on 13 July 2020.