IoD In Conversation with Deborah O’Neil

Date Tue 25th May
Time 16:00-17:00


What can attendees expect from the session?

An opportunity to listen to, and question, a successful entrepreneur who will share her leadership journey.

Format of webinar:

4:00pm – Enter call, housekeeping from Kirsty Livingstone
4:05pm – Welcome from Donald Forsyth, Chair, IoD Highlands & Islands
4:10pm – Lyndsey Greer Phillips, Association of Scottish Businesswomen
4:15pm – Talk from Deborah O’Neil, and Q&A
4:55pm – Vote of thanks, Donald Forsyth
5:00pm - Close

How can attendees book?

This event is being hosted by our friends at the Institue of Directors. This event isfree for ASB members and can be booked by following the link below:

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Deborah O’Neil

A biotechnologist with over two decades of experience in the field of anti-infectives research & drug development.

Deborah founded NovaBiotics in 2004. She trained as an immunologist in internationally acclaimed laboratories (University College London, UC San Diego, University of Ghent) before moving to Aberdeen and developing the clinical and commercial potential of her antimicrobial technologies, spinning NovaBiotics out of the University of Aberdeen’s Rowett Research Institute. 

• Board member of the UK’s Bioindustry Association, 
• Director and founding member of the BEAM Alliance (Biotechs of Europe innovating in Anti-Microbial Resistance)
• Chairperson of the UK’s Medicines Discovery Catapult-Cystic fibrosis (CF) Trust’s working group on antimicrobials in CF
• Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 
• Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.
Named as one of the 20 women leaders in European biotech in 2019, one of the 30 top female leaders in UK Healthcare in 2018, one of the 15 leading women in European biotech in 2017.  In 2020, Deborah was made OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, for services to biotechnology, industry and charity.

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