Nessa Carey is International Director of PraxisUnico, the UK’s leading organisation for technology transfer professionals, and is a Visiting Professor at Imperial College London.
She has had a number of senior scientific roles in the biotech and pharma sector, and has spent much of her career working in the field of early translational research This has frequently involved collaborating with some of the world’s leading biologists, helping them to move their fundamental discoveries out of academic laboratories and into environments where the science can be used to improve human health.
For more than a decade she has specialised in epigenetics, one of the fastest moving disciplines in biology. This is a topic with implications for how we understand and treat disease, but also for pushing the limits of how much we can really describe and understand complex human behaviours, and even the nature of genetic inheritance itself.
She is author of the books The Epigenetics Revolution: How Modern Biology is Rewriting Our Understanding of Genetics, Disease and Inheritance and Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome.
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