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Professor Seamus Higson

BSc (Hons), AKC, PhD, C.Sci, C.Eng, FIMMM, DSc

Programme Manager for the MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge

About me

Professor Higson has more than 20 years experience of bringing fundamental research through to practical implementation and full commercialisation – based on technologies ranging from biomedical biosensors through to smart wound dressings and sensors for use within the water industry and environmental monitoring. Professor Higson’s career to date has spanned academic departments of Chemistry, Medicine, Biotechnology, Materials Science and Engineering – with this being reflected in his publications and ongoing research interests. Professor Higson is a long-standing college member of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Council (EPSRC)and serves in an advisory and/or consultative capacity for a number of public and professional bodies. He has acted as an expert witness in a number of high-profile intellectual property and patent cases in the US and Europe. He is also the Founding Director of Microarray Ltd – a company formed in 1999 upon science and patents originating from his group. A chartered scientist and engineer, Professor Higson is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.



Fellow of Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining [IOM3] (FIMMM)

Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining representative board member for Engineering Council Accreditation Board.

(2018) Doctor of Science (DSc) awarded by Cranfield University in recognition of contribution to the field of Bioanalytical Chemistry


Founder – and current Technical Director for Microarray Ltd – a University spin-out company founded from the work of the Higson laboratory in 1999.


  • Higson, S. (ed.). (2012). Biosensors for Medical Applications, Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing.

  • Higson, S. (2004). Analytical Chemistry, Oxford: Oxford University Press.