Gregor works in the Scottish life science sector in particular the stem cell field, for a not-for-profit enterprise in Edinburgh called Roslin Cells. Prior to joining the Saltire Foundation Fellowship programme Gregor was the Production Manager responsible for all stem cell banking and future production of Advanced Medicinal Products (ATMPs) to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards.
As a 2012 Saltire Fellow his ambitions are three fold, firstly to establish Roslin as a high growth global company, secondly to promote Scotland's strength in the life sciences sector and thirdly and more generally to seek further opportunities to broaden his business and entrepreneurial learning.
As a graduate of Aberdeen University (BSc Hons Zoology) and Robert Gordon University (MSc Instrumental Analytical Science) Gregor has always sought out challenging and exciting opportunities. During the Fellowship program he successfully delivered a market assessment and high-level business plan for a world leading CMO biopharmaceutical company looking to enter the cell therapy field.
Gregor is ambitious and hard working and has developed a proven track record of teamwork, leadership and communication skills through a period of significant change for Roslin Cells. Prior to his participation on the Saltire Fellowship Gregor spent 2 years working alongside colleagues in the design, build and relocation of Roslin Cells to its new state of the art manufacturing facility located at the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Edinburgh BioQuarter.
In previous roles in both an academic and commercial setting at the University of Edinburgh Gregor promoted early interest and helped deliver a technical research services programme designed to support academic work, pushed the boundaries in creating novel conditions for human stem cell populations and drove and delivered on large European grant funded projects in human stem cell culture.
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