Dr Basil Omar

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  • Position:Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Enterprise
  • Telephone:+4411732 86714

About me

Basil has led numerous grant funded projects (see listed in My Documents), most recently in collaboration with Porton BioPharma and Scitech Engineering in an InnovateUK - Industrial Strategy call - Innovation in medicines manufacturing through collaboration, on the feasibility of manufacture of spore-based GMP pharmaceuticals in the UK, using a modular approach.

Co-founder of CHAIN Biotechnology Ltd. (2014), a start-up company based at MediCity (Boots Campus) in Nottingham, developing a new therapeutic paradigm utilising microbial spores to produce and orally deliver medicines and vaccines into the human gut (microbiome). Served as its Chief Commercial Officer in its early development, he is now non-executive Director and strategic advisor.

Former VP Business Development of Green Biologics, leading UK Industrial biotechnology company.

Basil has a PhD in Physics from Loughborough University and MBA from Warwick Business School. 

He has held senior R&D management roles in semiconductors, electronic displays and advanced materials with Philips Electronics and Sharp Corporation with over 15 patents and numerous scientific publications in these fields. (see listed in My Documents).

Basil also has a background in Management Consultancy with PRTM (now PwC) and Grant Thornton. 


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