Prof Timothy Daffron

University of Birmingham

Tim is Professor of Biotechnology at the University of Birmingham. His research interests focus on harnessing biology on the nanoscale to develop new devices for healthcare. He has been successful in developing and commercialising a number of new technologies including novel clinical assay technologies and novel reagents for use in pharmaceutical discovery. Tim has also worked in science policy at a national level, serving a term as Chief Scientific Advisor in the Department of Business Innovation and Skills in the UK Government. He also chairs the Skills and innovation panel at the Institute of Engineering Technology and is founder of a diagnostics spinout business.

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