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In Conversation with Deborah O’Neil - a leadership talk with a high achieving scientist and entrepreneur

25 May 2021
Online webinar, Online

What can attendees expect from the session?

An opportunity to listen to, and question,  a successful entrepreneur who will share her leadership  journey.

Format of webinar:

4:00pm – Enter call, housekeeping from Kirsty Livingstone
4:05pm – Welcome from Donald Forsyth, Chair, IoD Highlands & Islands
4:10pm – Lyndsey Greer Phillips, Association of Scottish Businesswomen
4:15pm – Talk from Deborah O’Neil, and Q&A
4:55pm – Vote of thanks, Donald Forsyth
5:00pm - Close

We are delighted to welcome our friends at the Association of Scottish Business Women to this event which is complimentary.

This is an online event. To attend, book below. We will provide a joining link before the event.

Key details

Date & time: 25 May 2021 16:00 - 17:00
Location: Online webinar, Online
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No Charge.

Event manager:
Ms Patricia Huth
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Contact email:
[email protected]
Now more than ever, IoD Scotland is committed to providing access to high level events and speakers so where we can, our events will remain free for Members to attend. To secure your place, we instead ask that you may consider making a donation to our 2021 Charity Partner, Epilepsy Scotland here. Thank you.


Deborah O’Neil

A biotechnologist with over two decades of experience in the field of anti-infectives research & drug development.

Deborah founded NovaBiotics in 2004. She trained as an immunologist in internationally acclaimed laboratories (University College London, UC San Diego, University of Ghent) before moving to Aberdeen and developing the clinical and commercial potential of her antimicrobial technologies, spinning NovaBiotics out of the University of Aberdeen’s Rowett Research Institute. 

• Board member of the UK’s Bioindustry Association, 
• Director and founding member of the BEAM Alliance (Biotechs of Europe innovating in Anti-Microbial Resistance)
• Chairperson of the UK’s Medicines Discovery Catapult-Cystic fibrosis (CF) Trust’s working group on antimicrobials in CF
• Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 
• Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.
Named as one of the 20 women leaders in European biotech in 2019, one of the 30 top female leaders in UK Healthcare in 2018, one of the 15 leading women in European biotech in 2017.  In 2020, Deborah was made OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, for services to biotechnology, industry and charity.

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