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Cambridge Academy of Therapeutic Sciences


The Translation Champion network consists of senior academic members from across Schools and relevant Departments active in therapeutics and mectech research.

It is supported by funding from the Wellcome Trust Translational Partnership Award (WT TPA), which brings over £2M funding to the university to support its translational strategy and to encourage new engagement in translational research.

Translation Chamopins help to directly support translational research projects, through various internal awards such as the Developing Concept Fund, Access to Expertise, and the CATS Experts in Residence programme. They also sponsor training and focus on bridging the gender gap in innovation.

The role of the Translation Champion helps to link Departments with CATS, to identify gaps which prevent translational activity and to shape the University's translational strategy. They also help Departments and Institutes to apply for awards to develop their own translational strategy.

Matthias Zilbauer MD PhD MA MRCPGH

Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology

Deputy Head of Department of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge




Jenny Gallop PhD

Wellcome Senior Research Fellow

Member of the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge





Andrew Murray PhD

Reader in Metabolic Physiology 

Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge




Kirsi Hornigold PhD

ITTP and Industrial Liaison Executive Manager

MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Cambridge





George Malliaras PhD

Prince Philip Professor of Technology

Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge





Manohar Bance PhD

Professor of Otology and Skull Base Surgery, University of Cambridge

Honorary Consultant, Cambridge University Hospitals Trust





Marko Hyvonen PhD

Reader in Protein Biochemistry

Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge





Mark Howarth PhD

Shield Professor of Pharmacology

Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge





Michal Minczuk PhD

MRC Investigator and Mitochondrial Genetics Programme Leader

Medical Research Council Mitochondrial Biology Unit





Jonathan Weir-McCall PhD

University Lecturer

Department of Radiology, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine





 Andrew Blagborough PhD

University Assistant Professor, Division of Microbiology and Parasitology

Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge






Cedric Ghevaert PhD

Professor of Transfusion Medicine

Department of Haematology, University of Cambridge





Clare Bryant PhD

Professor of Innate Immunology

Centre for Infectious Diseases, University of Cambridge





Andrew McCaskie PhD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Department of Surgery, University of Cambridge





John Skidmore PhD

Medicinal Chemist

Alzheimer's Research UK Cambridge Drug Discovery Institute, University of Cambridge





Sohini Kar-Narayan PhD

Professor of Device & Energy Materials

Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge





Konstantinos Tzelepis PhD

Principle Investigator

Department of Haematology, School of Clinical Medicine