In our most recent podcast, we were invited to listen to a conversation between Jogesh Bowry, Recruitment Consultant here at BioTalent, and Mirasbek Kuterbekov, Senior Scientist at Hoxton Farms where he combines his passion for animal welfare with his expertise in tissue engineering to create the most delicious slaughter-free animal fat.
Mirasbek is a Senior Scientist at Hoxton Farms, where he combines his passion for animal welfare with his expertise in tissue engineering to create the most delicious slaughter-free animal fat. Prior to this, he was a Senior Research Specialist at The Dow Chemical Company as part of their Research Assignment Program working on a wide range of projects from plastics recycling to tech scouting. Originally from Kazakhstan, Mirasbek had the opportunity to study and work in the US, Germany, Belgium, France and the Netherlands before his most recent relocation to London, UK. He has been active in several LGBTQIA+ organisations throughout his career and is currently a Director at the OUTbio UK, an independent network run specifically for the LGBTQIA+ professionals and their allies within the biotech community in the UK.
In this podcast episode, Mirasbek discussed his early career, growing up in Kazakhstan and finding a passion for science, where he was highly influenced by his chemistry teacher before gaining a scholarship to study in the U.S. The cultivated meat industry was also discussed, outlining the environmental benefits which included a reduction of carbon emissions and greenhouse gases, as well as the number of ethical impacts it has on humans, animals and plants. The topic also explored the LGBTQIA+ community, where Mirsabek impactfully spoke about how watching the annual Pride march in the New York inspired him to open up about his sexuality. Mirsabek now co-organises his own Pride network, OUTBio, regularly hosting monthly events.
Check out the full podcast below: