When Anne Glover first donned a white lab coat as a biochemistry student at Edinburgh University in 1974, academic science and industry were separate worlds. Even as a PhD student at Cambridge University, she didn’t meet a single industrialist. “It would have been frowned on had I spoken to industry,” says Glover. “I thought business people were a foreign species.”
A good scientist, Glover changed her view as evidence piled up to counter that cultural norm, specifically...
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