Dr Amanda Collis - Executive Director, Science at BBSRC. As Executive Director, Science, Amanda has responsibility for: Science Strategy, including horizon scanning, Responsive mode, UK-US research funding partnerships, Representing BBSRC on the Synthetic Biology Leadership Council and ELIXIR Board and the Global Challenges Research Fund.
Amanda studied for a degree in Plant Sciences and PhD in fungal molecular biology before joining BBSRC in 1998. She has extensive experience of the UK research councils with strong interests in basic and strategic research, multidisciplinary approaches, funding partnerships and research infrastructures. Amanda has broad experience in UK science policy, including time spent on secondment to the Houses of Parliament, Research Councils UK and detached duty to the British Consulate General - Boston where she worked alongside the UK government’s Science and Innovation Network. Amanda is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.