Prof Ley has published over 850 publications and patents and has been recognised by 43 major prizes and awards. He has a world reputation for his research into the development of new synthesis methods for the construction of biologically important molecules and the development of novel flow chemistry methods to enhance the capabilities of organic synthesis. Steve has been the BP 1702 Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge since 1992 and is currently director of research and professor of organic chemistry.
Dr Elizabeth FArrant
Elizabeth brings a 20 year track record of technology development and commercialisation in the pharmaceutical industry. During her career she has held leadership and commercial roles at SmithKline Beecham/GSK, Pfizer and a Pfizer spin-out. Originally trained as a synthetic chemist she has also published in chemical technologies, flow chemistry and lead diversification.
Dr Nikzad Nikbin
Nik has a degree in pharmacy and a PhD on the design and synthesis of bivalent ligands for adrenergic receptors. His recent work at the University of Cambridge GlaxoSmithKline's technology development lab and at the Innovative Technology Centre uses novel technologies to prepare functional molecules as diverse as drug candidates, agrochemicals and probes for studying biological processes. His work has been published in many highly cited peer reviewed journals.