Presentations at Drug Discovery Digital 2020 - Connect - Learn - Discover
Profile of Heather Fairhead
Having worked for several years in sales and marketing in various industries, Heather went on to gain a First Class Hons degree from Nottingham University in Biotechnology, and a PhD in Molecular Microbiology from Sheffield University. Following post-doctoral work at the University of Cambridge and as a researcher at the University of Connecticut, she led commercial research teams in various disciplines before founding Phico Therapeutics with seed funding from a Cambridge VC. Heather has led the company from the concept for Phico’s antibacterial SASPject platform technology, through a successful First In Man Phase I clinical trial. Heather has raised more than £26 M to date, including grants from the UK government and over £3 M from the Wellcome Trust.
Heather’s interests include walking, photography, gardening and bridge.