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Emma Homes

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What I’ve learnt in my first twelve weeks as an Account Manager at a life science marketing agency

Posted by Emma Homes on 26-Oct-2017 16:49:20

As you may have guessed, I’ve been working at BioStrata for twelve weeks now, and boy has it gone fast! Five years ago, I got my PhD in genetics at the University of Kent and was preparing for a move back up to Cambridge to start my new role as a technical sales rep (I knew halfway into my PhD that a life at the bench wasn’t for me). 

I then became a headhunter at a life sciences recruitment agency (a bit of a random move I know) but I got to have some really interesting conversations with people in the biotech and med-tech communities about the cutting-edge research they were involved with.

Knowing I wanted to really maximise my passion for science communication I moved into medical communications, developing a whole host of materials for pharmaceutical companies. After two and a half years, I started to miss the life science industryand that’s when I came across BioStrata.

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Topics: Marketing, Careers

Drug Discovery 2017: Innovative technology and inspiring science

Posted by Emma Homes on 20-Oct-2017 09:45:20

At the beginning of October, a number of us here at BioStrata got the opportunity to stretch our legs (and minds!) away from the office and attended Drug Discovery 2017, held at the ACC in Liverpool. Drug Discovery takes place every year and is run by the European Laboratory Research & Innovation Group (ELRIG), a not-for-profit organisation supporting the life science and drug discovery communities across Europe.

Welcoming over twelve hundred attendees, this year’s meeting was the biggest yet and was an exciting place to be for researchers and exhibitors alike. There to fly the BioStrata flag, we spent both days firmly placed amongst the exhibitors and got to experience the bustling atmosphere first-hand. We also attended a number of interesting talks, where thought leaders from across the industry were sharing their views on where we’re heading in the future (and how we can best work together to get there). Read on to find out what we got up to and our top highlights from the show.

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Topics: Science