Dr. Robin Harkness is CanSino¡¯s VP of International R&D relations. He obtained his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Victoria, Canada and received his postdoctoral training at the Institute for Genetics and Microbiology of the University of Munich. Dr. Harkness is a senior life sciences executive with a blend of experience in the corporate, not-for-profit and consulting sectors. Over the past 20 years, he has held a variety of scientific and executive positions with Sanofi Pasteur, Canadian Cancer Alliance, and Canadian Partnership against Cancer. In 2010, he founded his own consulting firm, Harkness Biostrategies Inc., and has since been providing consulting services in biopharm and biotech areas.