Professor Ian Charles

Director of Institute of Food Research, Norwich, UK

Conference Opening Speaker - Professor Ian Charles

Invest in ME Research is pleased to welcome back Professor Ian Charles to open the #IIMEC12 conference.

Professor Ian Charles

Professor Charles opened the 10th Invest in ME Research International Conference in London in 2015.

Professor Charles officially joined the Institute of Food Research in May as lead in the UK’s Centre for Food & Health programme, to be based at the Norwich Research Park.

He has over 30 years’ experience in academic and commercial research and was a founding member of The Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research at University College London, one the UK’s first institutes of translational medicine.

Professor Charles returned to the UK from Australia where he was Director of the ithree institute, University of Technology, Sydney.

Professor Charles also worked in the pharmaceutical industry at Glaxo Wellcome, and was a founder and CSO of biotech companies in the area of infectious disease, including Arrow Therapeutics, later sold to AstraZeneca, and Auspherix, a venture capital-backed company founded in 2013.

His current research interests include infectious diseases as well as the microbiome and its impact on health and wellbeing.


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