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School of Chemistry welcome Phil Bates as Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence

4 February 2021

Phil Bates has been awarded an Entrepreneur in Residence Award from The Royal Society.

Phil is a long-standing collaborator of the School of Chemistry. He has worked alongside many academics, including Imre Berger, Dek Woolfson, Dave Glowacki, and Adrian Mulholland - on research in the field of Computer Science, as part of his role at Oracle, and as an honorary professor in the University. He also has extensive experience in spin-outs, commercialisation of research and industrial partnerships. He will be working with researchers across Chemistry, and across the Faculty and University of Bristol, to help them translate research, to help develop partnerships with industry, and to provide digital tools that can help solve problems across chemistry.

Of Phil's research, The Royal Society said: 'At the University of Bristol, the digital revolution is very much alive with ground-breaking research in Digital Chemistry and the Life Sciences. Phil Bates brings 30+ years of industrial experience making enterprise software products and high-performance cloud infrastructure to support researchers transitioning their research across a range of fields - from drug and vaccine development to synthetic biology.'

The Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) scheme has been running since 2018. It is part of the Science, Industry and Translation programme and aims to increase the knowledge and awareness in UK universities of cutting edge industrial science, research and innovation. 

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