‘Innovation in bio-based chemicals’ - In cooperation with BioVale

Time & Location

Thursday: 13.00 to 14.30, Stage 3


Dr. Harriet BerrryHVB Enterprise Fellow and CEO – Natural Compound Solutions (NATCOM)

About this Session

BioVale’s ‘Innovation in bio-based chemicals’ flash talk session, hosted by Anna Zhenova, CEO Green Rose Chemistry, will showcase innovative research, entrepreneurs and SMEs offering a range of sustainable, low carbon, novel and drop-in bio-based products, processes, and services.

Speakers and organisations taking part in the flash talk session include:

  • Session host: Anna Zhenova, CEO – Green Rose Chemistry
  • Dr Fergal Byrne, Co-Founder – Addible
  • Maria Garcia, CEO – Bindethics
  • Natalia Stawniak, CEO Nuspec Oil
  • Susan Brench, CEO – Starbons
  • Krisztina Kovacs-Schreiner – CEO Lixea
  • Dr. Andrew West – Chief Chemist, Bio-Sep
  • Gareth Little, HVB Enterprise Felllow
  • Dr. Joyce Bennett, HVB Enterprise Fellow / Business Manager of MORF
  • Dr Harriet Berry, HVB Enterprise Fellow and CEO – Natural Compound Solutions (NATCOM)

  • Presentation: ‘Production of chemical reference standards from renewable by-products.’

Speaker: Dr Harriet Berry, HVB Enterprise Fellow and CEO – Natural Compound Solutions (NATCOM)

Bio: Dr Harriet Berry obtained her PhD in Plant Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Royal Holloway, University of London. She has worked as a staff scientist since 2015, gaining vast expertise with carotenoids. She has led successful training schools on carotenoids and metabolite analysis at the university, with students attending from all over the world. More recently Dr Berry has been engaged in the initiation of NATCOM with Professor Paul Fraser. NATCOM is providing high-quality carotenoid reference standard, as well as training on handling and using carotenoids. At NATCOM she is exploring how to increase sustainability and has produced a range of natural plant-based carotenoids.

HVB Enterprise Fellows

The High Value Biorenewables Network (HVB) is a BBSRC Phase II Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy. HVB actively promotes and facilitates collaboration between academia and industry in the Biorenewables sector. The Network works strategically to promote discovery, development and application of bio-based chemicals, tools and platform technologies; facilitate partnership and knowledge transfer between UK academia and industry; and provide inspirational leadership to the Industrial Biotechnology community in the UK.