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Mireya McKee

Senior Consultant, Isis Enterprise, University of Oxford

Mireya has 15 years’ experience in chemistry, medical, and nanotechnology research and technology transfer. Mireya earned a BSc with honours in Chemistry from Monterrey Tech, Mexico, and later obtained a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Texas-Austin as a CONACYT fellow, with a research focus on anti-cancer drug discovery. Her postdoctoral research in bio-nanotechnology was performed at the University of Oxford, where she received an EPSRC Developing Future Leaders-Women in Science Grant and published her research in leading Chemistry and Biology journals. She also completed the Science Innovation Program at Oxford’s Saïd Business School, an MBA elective focused on the commercialisation of scientific research.  Mireya then became a consultant an later a senior consultant at Isis Innovation, the technology transfer office from the University of Oxford, where she has had the opportunity to provide technology transfer, strategy, and innovation management services to clients from private industry, universities, research centres and government agencies in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. As part of her job she has mentored many entrepreneurs setting up new businesses around the world. Mireya is fluent in Spanish and English and employs the skills developed through her scientific career and technology transfer experience to bridge the gap between science, innovation, and business.