1/ A great profile of the biotech venture capitalist who led the UK’s vaccine task force. Some interesting bits from the interview below 👇🏾 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/work/kate-bingham-exclusive-interview-eu-leaders-undermining-vaccine/ …
2/ She has a first-class degree from Oxford in Biochemistry, a MBA from Harvard, and a 30-year biotech investment career. However, this didn’t make her immune from bits of imposter syndrome we’re all familiar with to varying extents.
3/ She parked her full-time gig as managing partner at SV Health Investors & worked 12-hour days for the government from May to Dec 2020. In the interview she recalls her experience saying, “Everyone thinks I must have found the whole thing terrible, but this is what I live for.”
6/ The vaccine task force spent £1bn across 6 different vaccines before anyone knew whether they would work or not. It was a bold bet but expert driven. Kate comments, “We used all the Rolodexes we needed to pull in all the experts at every level. It was amazingly collaborative”
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