Dr Gareth Cave (founder and director of Pharm2Farm Ltd) is a Medicinal Chemistry PhD graduate from the University of Warwick. From their he went on to be part of setting up the Australian Centre for Green Chemistry at Monash University, in 2000. While in Australia he pioneered a new, “Green” solvent free process to do chemical reactions that avoided the use of volatile organic solvents. Gareth then brought this new methodology back to the UK during his time at the University of Leeds and subsequently into the USA at the University of Missouri, before moving to Nottingham Trent University in 2005 as the head of Inorganic Chemistry.
Title: International Business Development Manager
Graeme Todd is International Business Development Manager at Pharm2Farm, promoting the unique technologies produced by P2F and delivers them to companies in a range of industries including horticulture, hydroponics, nutraceuticals and aquaponics.
Before joining P2F he has spent time with large international agricultural and chemical companies delivering solutions to the feed and fertilizer industries including both speciality chemicals and bio stimulants such as organic seaweed extract.
Graeme has a specific interest in minimal impact farming, cutting down on un-needed fillers and under achieving ingredients often found in plant and animal nutrition products
Phani Durga is a master’s student in Biotechnology at NTU. She graduated with an engineering degree in biotechnology from KL University in India. She was born and brought up in the south of India in a family dedicated to mango farming.
Phani is interested in technology and research for agricultural and horticultural systems that reduce cost and impact to the environment. As well as working on product development she manages the qualitative and quantitative analysis of production.
Chief Technical Officer
Karen Davies is Pharm2Farms Chief Technical Officer, providing expertise in the bespoke formulations of nanoparticles for a wide range of industrial sectors. With a number of years’ experience in nanoparticle formulation, specifying in nutrient fortification for crops through her PhD, Karen expanded the application of her expertise when undertaking her post doctorate, formulating bespoke nano formulations for the application as LED light filters.
After working in the pharmaceutical sector, she joins the Pharm2Farm team with interest expanding the use of nanoparticles into different applications. Her main interests are in the sustained fortification of nutrients for horticulture with the potential for animal and human products.
Open Innovation Director
Obi has several years’ experience helping organisations across a wide variety of sectors to become more competitive through open innovation, access to strategic partners and access to finance. As a part of the team at Pharm2Farm, Obi successfully helped to develop the Antiviral Face Mask concept, helped to secure Innovate UK grant funding for the project and has driven the new business opportunity to commercialisation.
In addition, Obi has helped set-up several ongoing collaborations for P2F in the human health and agriculture space. Obi is the founder of Pine, an innovation consultancy with a portfolio of project supporting SME’s, large companies and universities with open innovation. Prior to Pine, Obi led the innovation funding division at leading UK technology innovation hub where he was responsible for securing tens of millions of Euros of R&D income per annum.