Eluemuno R. Blyden, Ph.D.   

 
  with 16 years of experience of the biotechnology field in academia, business and government.  Outstanding ability to develop innovative scientific, business and policy strategies that successfully cross cultural and disciplinary boundaries.  Five years of experience of post-doctoral level research and 8 years experience in commercial biotechnology and bioinformatics  
     
   
 
  • Organization Development
  • Vaccine development
  • Conceptual Design
  • Patents & IP Management
  • XML Development
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Contract Development
  • Process Design
  • Management/Program Analysis
     
  • Developing Country Field Experience
  • Genomics
  • Protein Structure
  • Problem Analysis & Resolution
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Team Building & Leadership
  • User Interaction Design
  • Algorithm Development
  • Extensive computing skills
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      SUMMARY OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS:  
     
    • Clinical research, Product development & consulting Science, Toxicology & Technology.
    • Founder, AfriVax, Inc. vaccine development company.
    • Invented, patented and commercialized protein expression vector for embryonated chicken eggs;
    • Proposed and successfully implemented commercial contracts to develop recombinant  products. Coordinated collaborative evaluation of Rabies and HIV glycoproteins with National Institutes of Health Agencies, USAID and WHO;
    • Winner, 2007 Supporting Entrepreneurs for Environment & Development (SEED) Initiative International Award, UN Environmental Programme.
    • Founded Genetic Designs, LLC biotechnology company offering recombinant vaccine design and development services;
    • Founded Khepera Group LLC and developed first world wide web viewer application for 3D medical images;
    • Co-authored the Bioinformatics Sequence Markup Language (BSML) industry XML software standard for genomic research;
    • Designed, evaluated and tested LabBook, Inc. Electronic Lab Notebook, BSML human genome database and datamining software;
    • Implemented comprehensive user interaction analysis of company software products and disseminated company wide to improve productivity, products and solutions;
    • Delivered international executive, academic, and sales presentations;
    • Conducted environmental surveys and assessments for rural development projects in developing country.
     
      CORE COMPETENCIES:  
       
     
    • New venture business planning;
    • Biotechnology  commercialization, business development and strategic marketing;
    • U.S. and International patenting, Intellectual Property agreements, U.S. Cooperative Research & Development Agreements (CRADA), SBIR proposals, Commercial Research Contracts;
    • Powerpoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, Quickbooks Pro, Publisher; Adobe Photoshop, Webex, graphic and web design software.
    • Good public speaker and skilled user of on line web-casting.
    • Speak English, French, Russian, Krio some Dutch and Spanish languages.
       
     
    • Molecular Biology laboratory research, microbiology,  immunochemistry;
    • Vaccine and biologics recombinant product development;
    • Scientific software development for bioinformatics, genomics and electronic laboratory notebooks (ELN), including UI design, user interaction analysis, Quality Control;
    • Designs of XML specifications. Familiarity with software coding in  PHP, MySQL, BioPerl and Java;
    • Wide experience of on line biological data resources; BLAST, Medline, Genbank, EMBL, DDBJ, and others. Knowledge of statistical and graphics packages fro scientific research.
     
      PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  
     
      Science, Toxicology & Technology, Inc. USA Office
      Founder/President, AfriVax, Inc., Seattle, WA
      International Coordinator, Tiwai Health Project (SEED Initiative 2007), Sierra Leone
      Consultant and Special Adviser, Government of Sierra Leone, Freetown,Sierra Leone
      Chair, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Njala University, Freetown, Sierra Leone
      Business Bioinformatics Specialist LabBook, Inc .Columbus, OH
      Founder / Executive Manager, Genetic Designs, LLC Portland, ME
      Consultant, Virtual Campus Project   New Hampshire State (Education Dept), NH
     

    Administrative Director, Jemison Institute for Advancing Technology in Developing Countries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

      Information Technology Director, Zormand Inc.  Moscow, Russia.
     
         
      EDUCATION & TRAINING:  
     
    INSTITUTION AND LOCATION DEGREE YEAR(s) FIELD OF STUDY
    Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK.

    Ph.D.

    1983-1988

    Plant Molecular Genetics

    University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

    B.Sc. Hons.

    1980-1983

    Biological Sciences

     

     

     

     

    Free University of Amsterdam, NL

    Postdoctoral

    1990-92

    Protein Engineering

    University of Barcelona, Spain

    Certificate

    1991

    Protein Analysis

    St. Bartholomew’s Hosp. Med. Sch., UK

    Postdoctoral

    1991

    Protein Biophysic

    University of London, UK.

    Postdoctoral

    1986-89

    Molecular Genetics