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We are delighted to announce the formation of the UK branch of OUTbio – an independent network run specifically for the LGBTQ community and its allies within the biotech community in the UK. We hosted our inaugural event on 30th September and virtually connected members from across the UK, sharing experiences and forging new relationships. Given the success of this first meeting, we have decided to formalise the foundation of OUTbio UK and will be planning future events to welcome more members as the network grows.

OUTbio UK is inspired by the work of OUTbio – a 1200+ member group with an aligned mission based in the USA. OUTbio began with a meeting of 10 people in Boston in 2015, and rapidly became the largest group of its kind in the industry We are the first international affiliate and hope to encourage others to form around the world, enabling members to build a global network. Our aim is to connect LGBTQ professionals within the biotech community, provide mutual support and mentorship, share ideas about how to implement best practices within our companies and develop our own networks and friendships.

If you’d like to be part of OUTBio UK or be kept up-to-date with upcoming events and join the mailing list please drop us a line.

We are also looking for support from companies who may wish to host future events or contribute speakers towards our mission.


Grant Hawthorne ( or Tim Funnell (