Professor Seamus P J Higson C.Sci., FIMM. Professor Higson is a recognized world leader in the invention and discovery of biosensors, both academically and commercially, and is often called upon to provide expert witness in matters of sensor IP.
Professor Higson currently held a personal chair at Cranfield University where he was Head of the world renowned Cranfield Biotechnology Centre. Professor Higson has held a number of senior roles at Cranfield, including an extended four year term as The Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Biosciences and has been its Commercial Director. Profesor Higson is now a Deputy Vice Chancellor at The University of Chichester.
Professor Higson is a founder of the highly successful spinout company Microarray Ltd, a company based on IP generated within Professor Higson's laboratory. Microarray Ltd has now traded for over 16 years, and for which Professor Higson remains a director.
Professor Higson is both a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and a member of its Accreditation and Professional Developmental (APDC) committee. In addition Professor Higson has worked extensively for a number of pan-European and UK research councils including: the UK Research Councils, the European Commission and the UK -Foreign and Commonwealth office.
Professor Higson is the author of ~130 papers and 3 books including the Oxford flagship text, ‘Analytical Chemistry'
Professor Erik Johannessen. Professor Johannessen received the Ph.D. degree in bioelectronics from the University of Liverpool, U.K., in 2002. The Ph.D. project was funded by the Wellcome Trust focusing on the development of ultra-small nanocalorimetric sensors for integration in high-density assay screening of cells.
Professor Johannessen has since worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Glasgow, U.K, with specialisation on mobile analytical microsystems before being employed as a Project Manager with Lifecare, Horten, Norway, on the development of an implantable glucose sensor.
Professor Johannessen is currently a Professor at Buskerud & Vestfold University College, Borre, Norway, and has established activities within BioMEMS, with focus on bioelectronics and biomedical microsystems.