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Edward Mitchell

ESRF - The European Synchrotron
Head of Business Development
Grenoble, France
Experiments Division, ESRF – The European Synchrotron, France (www.esrf.eu)
Head of Business Development
Ed Mitchell, since initial training at Oxford in molecular biophysics, has spent over 25 years at The European Synchrotron on various projects, including macromolecular crystallography beamline scientist, project lead for the preparation of the €250M ESRF Upgrade Programme and general manager for the international Partnership for Structural Biology. He is now charged with the Business Development Office, which has a growing role in opening the ESRF’s door to industry via services and tech transfer, and collaboration via European and national programmes. Beyond industry relations, Ed was coordinator of the Horizon2020 OPEN SESAME project, continuing Europe’s long-time support to the Middle Eastern “SESAME” synchrotron and is a member of the African Light Source Foundation Executive Committee, which is working actively for a light source to be built in Africa.