Dr James McIlroy MBChB BMedSci (Hons)
Entrepreneur | Medical Doctor | Speaker
Developing and advancing bio-pharmaceutical innovations to sustain and improve human health.
My mission in life is to develop new medicines that will alleviate human suffering and improve the quality of human life.
I passionately believe that microbiome modulating therapeutics have the potential to revolutionise the standard of care for patients and families battling serious medical conditions, but also through the gut-brain axis, have the potential to improve mental well-being.
I founded EnteroBiotix with the vision of building one of the world’s leading microbiome therapeutics companies, and am proud, as CEO, to be able to combine my scientific, medical, and business expertise to effectively lead our drug development programmes to meet our business goals.
At EnteroBiotix, we have assembled a hugely talented value aligned multi-disciplinary team with substantial experience in bringing novel medicinal products through the full development pathway from the lab through to successful clinical studies. The team operates state-of-the-art development and pharmaceutical manufacturing suites at Foresterhill Health Campus, Aberdeen, and Strathclyde Business Park, Glasgow. We also operate offices and a research volunteer recruitment and screening programme through a subsidiary operation (Number2.org) at Rubislaw Den North, Aberdeen.
I hold a BMedSci (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh and an MBChB from the University of Aberdeen, graduating with a final year distinction and the elective prize in child health, and subsequently, as a qualified medical doctor, I completed training posts in acute internal medicine, general surgery and medical paediatrics, within the UK National Health Service. Here, I gained valuable hands-on experience with patients before leaving clinical practice to better carry out my life´s mission by devoting all of my time to building EnteroBiotix.
I am passionate about striving for optimal performance, mental and physical well-being and longevity. I believe this can be achieved through healthy living, maintaining an active lifestyle and regular and intense exercise, including resistance training, supported by a diet rich in nutrient dense minimally processed foods and by maintaining a positive mindset.