Professor Ian Wilkinson
My research interest centres on the physiology and pharmacology of the cardiovascular system, and particularly hypertension, the large arteries and endothelial function. Current research projects include investigating the effect of ageing on the cardiovascular system, the link between inflammation and arterial function, and the effect of novel nitric oxide donors on pre-eclampsia. I am also involved in a number of large collaborative studies including CLEAREST Study, the Caerphilly Heart Study, ENIGMA Study and Whitehall II. In addition to my role with the OTR I am also the Director of the Cambridge University Health Partners Clinical Trials Unit, which works with principal investigators to develop and deliver world class clinical trials of all phases.
Dr Anita Marguerie de Rotrou
With a PhD in developmental biology (UCL), a postdoc at Cancer Research UK, experience in cell biology and several years in the regenerative field, I have worked on numerous projects in biotech companies at the operational, management and scientific levels. My expertise includes: setting up labs, teams and operations from scratch, technology transfer and exploitation, product development, production and drug discovery. In addition, I have experience helping companies and academics raise appropriate funding from the EU, government, and private sectors.
I joined the OTR at the University of Cambridge in 2005 and been appointed as the Head of the office two years later. Our mission is to translate basic science to clinical trial or commercialisation. To this end, we facilitate collaborations by building trust, understanding the concerns and motivations of those involved, along with finding potential areas of collaboration and building partnerships between industry and academia. The OTR progresses a portfolio of projects along the pipeline with the right input (expert advice, funding, regulatory) at the right time.
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Dr Sile Griffin
Translational Research Project Manager
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Translational Research Programme Manager
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Translational Research Facilitator
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Ms Ewa Czekaj
As the office administrator I provide daily administrational support for all members of the office, manage the OTR’s website as well as take care of the logistics for a portfolio of projects run in the OTR. I am also responsible for organising meetings and arranging events related to industry and academic collaborations.
In addition, I work closely with Dr Sile Griffin in managing the AIM HY Consortium. My responsibilities here include administrational support as well as development and management of the AIM HY website.
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Office for Translational Research Postal Address
School of Clinical Medicine
University of Cambridge
Box 111 Cambridge Biomedical Campus
Cambridge CB2 0SP