Dr Alan Brailsford

Head of Operations

Dr. Alan Brailsford is Head of Operations at QIB Extra. He is responsible for the day-to-day business operations and coordinates and manages scientific teams delivering projects for our customers.
His scientific background is mainly in analytical chemistry, with experience in method development, bioanalysis, method validation, and a range of mass spectrometry-based techniques. Alan gained an MSci from Imperial College London in 2004 and a PhD from King’s College London in 2009. Alan has over 10 years of experience working in accredited laboratories and applied research, delivering objectives to meet customer needs.
Alan is experienced in delivering both small, highly focused projects and large, multidisciplinary projects. Since joining QIB Extra, he has been involved in projects across the food and allied health sectors, including those in the areas of food safety, food innovation, gut health, microbiology, food authentication, and bespoke scientific research projects.


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