Pentlands Science Park Limited
John Matts - Chairman of Pentlands Science Park Limited
John graduated from Cambridge in 1979 with a degree in Land and Property Management. He farms in a family partnership in Northamptonshire. He farms sheep, a few Dexters and 800 acres of arable as part of a 6000 acre joint venture farming group.
He also manages the family property business which includes 35 industrial and commercial tenants as well as domestic properties, and renewable energy projects. John is also Chairman and finance director of a self storage business.
John is the Vice Chairman of the Moredun Foundation, Regional Chairman of the South of England Regional Advisors and a member of Moredun's Chairman's executive. .
Peter has been qualified as a chartered surveyor for over 30 years and has held a wide variety of positions in the property sector including four years with Scottish Enterprise. His experience has been exclusively in the industrial and commercial sectors, and involves dealing with the acquisition and disposal of both leasehoild and freehold properties and providing strategic development advice to clients. Peter adopts a mulitdisciplinary approach to his work and particularly relishes the challenge of seeing projects thourgh from inception to completion.
Professor David Knox
David joined Moredun in 1976. Over the next 15 years, whilst working at the Research Institute he successfully gained a HNC in Biochemistry, then went on to complete a CBiol and MIBiol, all from Napier University. In 1993 he was awarded a PhD looking at the potential for vaccination against the gastrointestinal nematode Haemonchus contortus.
David has a strong research interest in nematode biology, biochemistry, survival and gene expression. He specialises in vaccine development against both Haemonchus and Teladorsagia circumcincta with a particular focus on parasite enzymes. He has published over 100 research articles.
Dr Keith Winton
Keith is fund manager for the Genomia Fund, an early stage seed fund focusing on supporting the commercialisation of research emerging from a group of ten public sector research establishments (primarily with interests in the bio-sciences). The group includes the Moredun Research Institute. Originally trained as a chemist, Keith has over 30 years experience of technology transfer from university and research institutes. Through both the Genomia Fund and an earlier similar fund (the Edinburgh Technology Fund), he has been involved in early stage investments into over 20 start-up companies, a number of which have gone on to secure seven-figure follow-on investment from a variety of private investment groups.
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