KTN Associates

Once a student is selected for one of our CASE PhD Studentships, they automatically become part of our KTN Associate programme.

Each KTN Associate is assigned a Knowledge Transfer Manager (KTM) who acts as their personal mentor. The KTM assesses, facilitates and monitors the Associate's individual training needs, as well discussing and advising on the wider commercial context of the research project.

By ensuring that our KTN Associates gain industry relevant skills and knowledge, and by providing them with opportunities to network with their peers and industry, we equip them to transfer their expertise and knowledge into industry.

Meet the KTN Associates

« go back

KTN Associate Profile: Emma Monagham

By Caroline Channing

KTN Associate Emma Monagham is now close to finishing her University of Warwick and Quality Milk Management Services CASE studentship on “The bacterial ecology of the ruminant udder with particular references to ewes.”

Her research focuses on the composition and development of bacterial communities in sheep mammary glands and investigating how this community composition is related to changes in somatic cell count (SCC).

The KTN has been able to provide support to enable her to conduct additional analysis of milk samples. This was the first longitudinal microbiome data set of intramammary infections in a farm animal and has led to the submission of a scientific publication in a high impact journal.

Emma went on to receive a prize for the presentation of her research at the Early Career Researcher Networking Event that was organised by the KTN in May 2014.

"I have had the great pleasure of being involved with the KTN's CASE studentship programme for several years, both as a industry expert on the assessment panel and through studentships awarded to Genus plc. The KTN adds real value to these awards, both for the student and for the industrial partner."

Dr Alan Mileham, Head of Genomics at Genus plc.

KTN's training programme

Over the 4 years of a CASE PhD Studentship KTN provides annual training covering:

  • IPR
  • Supply Chains
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Benchmarking
  • Business Models
  • Technology Impact
  • Technology Planning
  • Technology Acquisition
  • Maths for Biologists
  • Social Science for Biologists
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Group Dynamics
  • Influencing without Authority
  • Communicating Science
  • Ethics for Biologists