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Priyum Koonjul joined Valeo Management in 2006 as Director-commercialization in life sciences. She is in charge of the commercialization of innovations ranging from marine biotechnology to nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals. She was involved in an aquaculture biotechnology spin-off created by Valeo Management where she was responsible to deal with the intellectual property and business plan of the company. She worked as a sales representative for five years for Biometra (Cape Town, South Africa), a company specializing in instrumentation for laboratories and more specifically, she focused on instrumentation geared for molecular biology. Priyum has also worked in the management and transfer of intellectual property, as a valorization agent at University of Quebec in Montreal. She holds a double major B.Sc. (Biochemistry and Microbiology), a B.Sc. (Hons.) and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa. She was also a post-doctoral fellow in Human Genetics at UCT and in plant biochemistry at IRBV (University of Montreal).
Biotechnology; Nutrition; Biochemistry; Microbiology; Gene sequences;