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In my experience: Alex Goddard, AOBiome

May 1, 2019 Jane 0

A scientist by training, Alex Goddard has worked in large companies – namely Novartis’ neuroscience drug discovery division and in small companies including Tal Medical and AOBiome, where he currently serves as VP of Research & Development. He spoke to us about the main differences between the two.

My entry into industry at a big pharma was very edifying. My time at Novartis taught me how the industry prioritizes certain questions in science and showed me the key questions to ask. Novartis was good at providing opportunities to learn and they offered short courses on various aspects of drug discovery and drug development. One of the interesting structural aspects of big pharma is that…

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Investing in the future

March 13, 2019 Jane 0

Charlie Curtis teaches businesses how to innovate, focusing on the positive impact they can have for future generations. But keen to have a positive impact himself, Charlie, alongside his business partner Tim Kruger, starts revolutionary new ventures to address environmental issues.

Everyone should have a wilderness experience where they walk across a desert or climb a mountain or cycle across a country. In 2008, I spent three months in a small boat with three others, sailing from Argentina to Cape Town via the Antarctic. The camaraderie with a team that size is…