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Join us for an Enterprise Academy discussion, where we will explore career transition, with Amy Lam, Associate Director at Symbiosis IP.

Discover the insights and motivations behind Amy's career shifts, as she shares her experiences and tips for going through a career transition from academia into industry. 

Prior to her current role as Associate Director at Symbiosis IP (part of Gateley plc), a leading patent attorney firm specialising in the life sciences sector, Amy spent the last 8 years in life sciences consultancy after holding various roles in the life sciences industry and technology transfer, including a previous position as Head of Business Development at the College of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. Originally, Amy gained her PhD in Neuroscience and a first degree in Pharmacology. 

Gain valuable insights from Amy's diverse career trajectory, including:

  • Strategies and tips for transitioning from academia to industry
  • Effective approaches to navigating career changes especially across sectors
  • Best practices and common challenges encountered during career transitions

Whether you're rooted in the life sciences field, from another academic background, or exploring new horizons for career growth, don't miss this opportunity to learn from someone who has successfully navigated a career change. This talk will be followed by a Q&A session, lunch + networking, where Amy will be on hand to answer any questions that you may have.

This talk is FREE and open to all; however, booking is essential, reserve your space now.


Amy graduated with a first-class honour’s degree in Pharmacology & Toxicology from the School of Pharmacy, University College London, and was awarded her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Glasgow. Amy also holds an MSc in IP Law from Queen Mary University. She has over 20 years’ experience working with IP and advising on technology commercialisation, having held a variety of roles focused on IP valuation, partnering and technology licensing. Amy’s previous roles included Head of Business Development for the College of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, and IP Licensing Manager for a life sciences contract research organisation.