Francesca Hodges

Knowledge Transfer Manager ‑ Emerging Technologies and Industries

Francesca Hodges

Within Innovate UK KTN’s Emerging Technologies and Industries team, Fran works as a Knowledge Transfer Manager in emerging life science applications and horizon scanning.

Fran is a microbiologist and has a background in biomedicine and antimicrobial resistance, specifically in the development of novel bacteriophage-based treatments for use as antimicrobials across health and agrifood sectors.

During her PhD, Fran worked at the interface of academia and industry through collaborations with multiple companies. As a result, Fran has extensive experience in translating basic science research into innovative, real-world solutions.