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Congratulations Dr Elizabeth Iorns. The globally recognised scientist, innovator and entrepreneur at the helm of Silicon Valley start-up Science Exchange is the third of our 2019 World Class New Zealand Award winners. Kea’s Awards recognise inspirational, world leading Kiwis and friends who are making outstanding contributions to New Zealand’s economic, social and cultural development. Elizabeth will be celebrated on the night of Thursday 20 June 2019, 6.30 pm, at the SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre.

 

 


Who is Dr Elizabeth Iorns?

  • Co-founder, President & CEO (and Chairman of the Board) at Science Exchange – a world-leading marketplace enabling scientists to outsource their research and development needs to scientific experts and institutions around the world.
  • Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from the Institute of Cancer Research (UK)Co-founder and Chairman of Reformer Therapeutics – an immuno-oncology company launched in 2018 to develop new therapies for cancers of high unmet medical need.
  • Co-director of the Reproducibility Initiative, which has a goal to identify and reward high quality reproducible research.
  • Co-founder and Board Director of Perception Therapeutics – an organisation dedicated to developing curative gene therapies for inherited retinal diseases.
  • Advisory Board Member of Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS); Expert at Y Combinator.
  • Part of the Kea World Class New Zealand network

 

Elizabeth Iorns is a globally recognised scientist, innovator and entrepreneur, who is the co-founder, and current CEO & President (and Chairman of the Board) of Silicon Valley start-up Science Exchange.

Science Exchange is a world-leading marketplace for outsourced scientific research and development – connecting scientists with a network of over 2500 qualified scientific research institutions all over the world, including contract research organisations (CROs) and manufacturers (CMOs), academic labs and government facilities.

Elizabeth and Science Exchange co-founder, Dan Knox (Chief Operating Officer) launched the platform in 2011 with the goal of making the impact of scientific discovery readily available to every organisation on the planet.

The platform has since been credited with transforming the global scientific research industry via the creation of greater connectivity and transparency – enhancing the speed of research, and the growth of scientific knowledge by enabling better access to the world’s scientific expertise.

Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from the Institute of Cancer Research (UK) and was an Assistant Professor at University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine where she investigated breast cancer development and progression.

In addition to her various roles at Science Exchange, Elizabeth is also a co-founder of Reformer Therapeutics (an immuno-oncology company launched in 2018 to develop new therapies for cancers of high unmet medical need) and Perception Therapeutics (an organisation dedicated to developing curative gene therapies for inherited retinal diseases). She is also an Advisory Board Member of Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS).

Elizabeth has been widely recognised for her achievements - including being named one of Goldman Sachs' '100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs'; finalist for Scrip's Executive of the Year Award; Kevin Abosch 'Women in Tech' portrait series; Nature Magazine’s 'Ten People Who Mattered'; ELLE's Women in Tech; and one of WIRED’s '50 Women Who Are Changing The World'.

She is regularly featured in the media, as well as being invited to speak at thought-leadership events all over the world
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TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT FOR THE 2019 WORLD CLASS NEW ZEALAND AWARDS

New Zealand’s most prestigious individual achievement awards, Kea’s World Class New Zealand Awards recognise inspirational, world leading Kiwis and friends who are making outstanding contributions to New Zealand’s economic, social and cultural development.

A spectacular night of brilliance and celebration, the awards are a golden opportunity to meet and network with New Zealand’s most influential business people, entrepreneurs and Government leaders.

Tickets to this black-tie gala dinner are now sold out, but you can join the waitlist and we will advise you of any additional tickets.
 The Awards will take place on Thursday 20 June 2019, 6.30 pm, at the SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre, 88 Federal St, Auckland.

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