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Bioscience Impact Team


Bioscience Impact Team

     Dr Vibhuti Patel - Head of Bioscience Impact Team

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Vibhuti is the Head of the Bioscience Impact Team, maintaining oversight on all funding and activities, supporting academics to work with industrial and international contacts on relevant opportunities and assisting in the development of REF case studies. Vibhuti joined the University of Cambridge in March 2017 from the Royal Society of Chemistry where she held a number of roles including in Strategic Partnerships, liaising with companies, government bodies and philanthropic donors and in International Development, setting up two subsidiaries in India. Vibhuti has a BSc in biochemistry and PhD in biological mass spectrometry both from the University of Warwick.


Dr Diane Lister- Impact Facilitator (Secondment)

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Diane oversees the University’s BBSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) and Flexible Talent Mobility Account (FTMA) and will be managing internal calls to allocate funding. She can also provide support for writing Pathways to Impact statements for grant applications and has also had experience in writing impact case studies for projects relevant to food security in the Department of Archaeology. Diane has an undergraduate degree in Botany from the Australian National University and an MPhil and PhD from the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Cambridge. She has broad experience of the biological sciences at Cambridge through a number of research positions including at the Department of Biochemistry. Most recently, she has worked at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research where she used patterns in crop genetic diversity to study the prehistoric spread of agriculture.


Saira Law is the Bioscience Impact Team Administrator. She has thirty years experience of administrating and leading on projects and programmes in the voluntary and public sector. She has a BA in Sociology and Handicap and Disabilities, Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies.

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