Alison Symington

Dr. Alison Symington provides consultancy services to a variety of industry and academic clients in the area of Life Science strategy, including proposal development and particularly at the interface of academia and industry. Previously Alison was the Vice President, Research and Corporate Development at Ontario Genomics where she was responsible for the development and management of large scale genomics projects as well as external stakeholder engagement.

Prior to joining OGI, Alison was Executive Director of Biotechnology Education Canada (BEC), where she led the organization through a substantive rebranding and refocusing, and sponsored a number of events that created national impact inCanada and international visibility for Canadian science education. Alison was also a professor and program coordinator at Seneca College’s School of Biological Sciences and Applied Chemistry. Before joining Seneca College, she was the Manager of Viral Development Laboratory and a research scientist at Sanofi Pasteur where she worked on the development and scale up of several new vaccines in clinical development.