BELS Brief Chats #5 – Mark Stevenson

Mark Stevenson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific, grew up in the West Country in Gloucestershire (though he sheepishly admits to having lost his burr). He attended Reading University, attracted by their programme of industrial placements. Mark shares his journey from studying science and business to a training program at Perkin Elmer to developing his keen passion for new techniques around discoveries involving PCR, cell technologies and sequencing the human genome to his leadership role at Thermo Fisher and its many important contributions to fighting the COVID pandemic in the UK and globally.

The BELS community is an incredibly important part of the UK ecosystem to enable connections to it. The role that BELS can play is in the domain knowledge of this UK sector–government’s strategy, strategic roads and pathways like the Cell & Gene Therapy Catapult and the Vaccines Manufacturing Innovation Centre.”