Geoff became the Ceres Project Development Manager in April 2019. As a senior member of Cambridge Enterprise’s Technology Transfer team, Geoff was heavily involved in the initial funding bid for Ceres and co-ordinated the set-up of the Ceres project. He has extensive experience in research management and commercialisation within academia and industry, both in the UK and USA.
He has worked as an independent research consultant within commercial genetic test development, as a Senior Molecular Microbiologist at the James Hutton Institute, and as a post-doctoral research fellow in a wide range of areas including agricultural, industrial and environmental microbial profiling, mitochondrial identification, bacterial resistance and epidemiology, as well as in the evolution of nitrogen fixation symbioses in Central and South America. Geoff holds a PhD in Microbial Genetics from the University of Liverpool, and in 2015 also attained a Graduate Diploma in Law.