College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Translation & Commercialisation Board

The College Translation & Commercialisation Board (TCB) brings together researchers, innovators and enablers to drive and maximise the College's translational and commercial portfolio.


The Board was created to increase and have oversight of translation and commercialisation activity within the College.  We aim to do this by:

  • creating initiatives/work streams to remove barriers to translation and commercialisation work
  • instilling a healthy enterprise culture
  • removing silos by having a wide membership base and oversight of T&C activity
  • diversifying funding pots
  • promoting specific areas of excellence
  • increasing contract service provision to commercial clients
  • and much more

Each Institute in the College is represented as well as representatives from the Colleges of Science and Engineering and Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Edinburgh Innovations; Edinburgh Research Office; translational research fund managers; DDI; HTAF; NHS; CMVM facilities and the College Research Office.  




Neil Carragher, Professor of Drug Discovery and Director of Edinburgh Cancer Discovery Unit, IGC

Queen's Medical Research Institute

Jonathan Fallowfield, Senior Clinical Fellow and Honorary Consultant Hepatologist

Andrew McBride, CMVM Translation Project Manager

Scott Webster, Personal Chair of Medicines Discovery and Director of the Drug Discovery Core

Edinburgh Neuroscience

Stuart Cobb, Gene Therapy and CNS Disorders, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences

Susan Shenkin, Reader, Geriatric Medicine

Institute of Genetics and Cancer

Asier Unciti-Broceta, Personal Chair of Medicinal Chemistry and Head of Innovative Therapeutics Lab

Roslin / R(D)SVS / SRUC / GAAF

Richard Mellanby, Personal Chair of Comparative Medicine, R(D)SVS

Alan Raybould, Professor of Innovation in the Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security

Bruce Whitelaw, Interim Director, The Roslin Institute (Campus Dean of Innovation)

Tom Wishart, Deputy Director, The Roslin Institute (Translation and Commercialisation)

Institute of Regeneration and Repair

David Hay, Professor of Tissue Engineering / Group Leader of Liver Tissue Development and Engineering

Usher Institute

Kathrin Cresswell, Senior Lecturer | Chief Scientist Office Chancellor’s Fellow

Syed Ahmar Shah, Director of Innovation

Thanasis Tsanas, Director of Knowledge Exchange and Research Impact

Infection Medicine

Till Bachmann, Deputy Head of Infection Medicine and Personal Chair of Molecular Diagnostics and Infection

Hilary Snaith, Executive Manager of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases

Edinburgh Innovations

George Baxter, CEO

Susan Bodie, Head of Business Development CMVM

John Lonsdale, Head of Enterprise Services

Pauline Murray, Wellcome Trust Translational Project Manager

Caroline Woodside, ISCF Project Manager

Jeff Wright, Entrepreneur in Residence

Lysimachos Zografos, Entrepreneur in Residence

Healthcare Technology Accelerator Facility (HTAF)

Kev Dhaliwal, Chair of Molecular Imaging and Healthcare Technology

Keith Finlayson, Director of Industrial Partnerships

Data Driven Innovation (DDI)

Michael Gray,  Implementation Lead (Health & Social Care Data Driven Innovation)


Alasdair Gray, Director of Research and Innovation 

Tim Walsh, Chair of Critical Care 

College of Science and Engineering

Alistair Elfick, Chair of Synthetic Biological Engineering and Head of Bioengineering Research Institute

CMVM Research Office

Stuart Forbes, Dean of CMVM Research and Head of IRR

Lorraine Jackson, Translational Projects

Marja Main, Strategic Research Coordinator

Edinburgh Research Office

Anne-Sofie Laegran, Head of Knowledge Exchange (representing CAHSS)

Angus Moodycliffe, UK Research Funding Manager

Lorna Thomson, Director 


Natalie Homer, MS Core Facility Manager, QMRI and Chair of Core Facilities Group

Shonna Johnstone, Flow Cytometry Facility Manager, QMRI


Meeting dates

Thursday 17th March 2022 (10am)

Tuesday 14th June 2022 (2.30pm)

Thursday 22nd September 2022 (10am)

Thursday 15th December 2022 (9am)