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October 25–28, 2021
Delivered DigitallyCentral European Time

Simon Kerry
Operating Partner at Advent Life Sciences


Simon joined Advent in 2017 and brings over 20 years of senior leadership experience from life-science companies in the UK and mainland Europe. Simon was most recently the CEO of Karus Therapeutics, where he took the company from start-up to clinical development. Prior to Karus, Simon led the Business Development team at Ablynx, securing key partnering agreements during a critical stage of the company’s development. Before Ablynx, Simon was responsible for Business Development at the Active Biotech group of companies and was a founding director of Active spin-out Isogenica.

Simon started his career as a medicinal chemist, gaining a PhD from Loughborough University. He also secured an Executive MBA from Loughborough University Business School.

Simon is working with a number of Advent portfolio companies and is currently the CEO of Curve Therapeutics.

Agenda Sessions

  • Startup Slam