Johann joined the IBioIC Projects Team in May 2016 and is now Operations Director. She is responsible for the development and operational delivery of the Centre's ambitious industry-driven Projects Programme, as well as the Bioprocessing Scale-Up Centres.
Johann gained her degree in chemistry from the University of Dundee and her PhD at the University of Strathclyde, where she continued her research into biocatalyst stability and performance in non-conventional media for a further three years as a PDRA.
In 2004, she was involved in the successful spin-out of XstalBio Ltd., a biotech SME, providing bioformulation solutions to the pharmaceutical industry. As Project Director there she was responsible for client relationship management and directing the technical team.