Dr Beatrix Schlarb-Ridley
Enterprise and Outreach Officer
Beatrix' role in the Department is to facilitate interaction between industry and research carried out in the department as well as outreach activities. As one of the University's Enterprise Champions, she represents the Department at Cambridge Enterprise, and provides a link to the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning. She is a founder member of the Cambridge Bioenergy Initiative, a consortium working on sustainable bioenergy solutions, and until recently has been coordinating CambPlants, an initiative that provides an umbrella for activities across Cambridge University with relevance to plants as contributors to food, energy, materials, health and ecosystem services.
Since May 2014, Beatrix holds a joint appointment with the British Antarctic Survey, where she is Director of Innovation and Impact. The Cambridge Partnership for Plant Sciences, a forum that brings together plant-related companies and research institutes in the area to facilitate efficient knowledge transfer between academic research and industrial application, is now convened by Prof. Howard Griffiths.
Mariana's role in the Department is to facilitate internal and external cross-disciplinary interactions through CambPlants, a Cambridge University initiative that provides an umbrella for activities with relevance to plants as contributors to food, energy, materials, health and ecosystem services.