As Senior Business Manager, Barny is responsible for assisting in the commercial exploitation of IP arising from UCL’s departments of Medicine, Structural and Molecular Biology, Infection and Immunity, Chemical Biology, Biochemical Engineering, Medical Physics and BioEngineering, Epidemeology and Health and Psychology and Language Sciences. Barny is currently on a secondment to UCL Technology Fund.
Prior to joining UCLB, Barny was a technology transfer manager at Queen Mary Innovation Limited, where in addition to acting as a director on the board and company secretariat to a Queen Mary, University of London spinout, he gained a wealth of experience in the commercialisation of a broad portfolio of healthcare and other life science-related technologies, assisting in the patent prosecution of new commercially-viable innovations, the acquisition of translational funds and successful marketing, negotiation and execution of a number of out-licensing deals.
Barny has previously held positions with the British Medical Association and two internationally-acclaimed patent and trademark firms, where he gained a thorough grounding in intellectual property prosecution. He completed an MRC Career Development Fellowship at the National Institute for Medical Research in the field of developmental neurobiology, studying the morphogenic Sonic Hedgehog signalling cascade in mammalian neural tube cell-fate specification and holds a doctorate awarded by University College London.