The Team

Karen Coopman

Dr. Karen Coopman Director

Senior Lecturer in Biological Engineering

Supported by: Jayne Spendlove, CDT administrator

The Steering Group

Dr Mark Carver (Chair) Fujifilm Diosynth biotechnologies UK Ltd (retired)
Dr Darren Clark – Medi link East Midlands
Dr Bo Kara - GlaxoSmithKline plc
Dr Julie Kerby -  The Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult
Dr David Pan - MRC Representative
Dr Iain Larmour – EPSRC Representative
Brigadier Tim Hodgetts - Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (Academia and Research)
Dr Paul Bello – Innovate UK
Professor Liam Grover – University of Birmingham


Prof Nick Forsyth

Professor of Stem Cell Biology



Prof Ying Yang

Professor in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Nottingham University


Dr. Lee Buttery

Associate Professor in Cell Biology/Tissue Engineering


Dr Jing Yang

Assistant Professor


Prof Felicity Rose

Professor of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering


Prof Kevin Shakesheff

Professor of Advanced Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering

Loughborough University


Prof Mark Lewis

Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology


Prof Rob Thomas

Professor of Manufacturing for Cell and Gene Therapies


Dr. Paul Roach

Senior Lecturer in Biomaterials and Interface Science