Dominic Schmidt

General Partner, Advent Life Sciences

Dominic joined Advent Life Sciences in April 2022 with a background in biochemistry, genomics, molecular oncology, strategy consulting and life science venture capital.

Prior to joining Advent, he spent eight years as a Partner in the investment team of Syncona, a publicly listed healthcare investment company. During his time there he was involved in the founding, funding and building of several life science businesses and served on the Boards of Anaveon, Orbit Biomedical (merged with Gyroscope), Gyroscope Therapeutics (acquired by Novartis for up to $1.5 billion), Purespring Therapeutics and Forcefield Therapeutics.

After gaining a German Diplom Degree in Biochemistry from the Free University of Berlin and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics he received a PhD from the Department of Oncology at the University of Cambridge. Dominic was a Cancer Research UK scholar and his research has been published in Cell, Nature and Science. His PhD thesis was recognized with the Pontecorvo and Science & SciLife Lab Prizes.

Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst

30 November 2023