About David


Hi, I’m Dr David Kirk and I specialise in communications for start-up biotech companies. I want to help you tell your story, increase your profile and ultimately grow your company.

Read what I can do for your company.

Since 2015 I have worked for CHAIN Biotechnology as a full time research scientist, fitting in communications work as needed. In that time, I’ve trialled and developed many techniques for a growing biotech start-up company’s online profile.

I’ve grown our online following from scratch to over 750+ on Twitter and 500+ on LinkedIn, overtaking some of our better-funded competitors!

I’m also a freelance writer in the biotech and start-up space in the UK. I’ve been published on Synbiobeta and the UK Innovation Science Seed Fund blog.


  • PhD in Veterinary Medicine (molecular microbiology) – University of Helsinki
  • Journalism and Media Studies Diploma – Dublin Business School
  • BSc Hons (1st class) – Maynooth University