In March 2022, Dr Will Watson will be hanging up his laser pointer and commencing on new adventures as he starts his well earned retirement. Will has been a hugely valued member of the Scientific Update team since he joined in May 2000. During his 21+ years at the company he has trained more than 6,000 chemists from all over the world in the art of Chemical Development, Polymorphism & Crystallization, Safety of Chemical processes and many other specialist topics. Not only this, he has attended every ‘Organic Process Research & Development’ conference since the first one in San Francisco in 1997 when he attended from his previous company, Lancaster Synthesis. Those of you who have been lucky enough to meet Will know of his amazing wit and ability to remember jokes appropriate for most situations! But don’t worry, although Will is stepping down from being a Director of Scientific Update he will continue to work closely with us and attend some of our events in the coming months. Dr John Studley, who joined the company in August 2018, will be taking over many of Will’s teaching roles with support from Dr Jonathan Moseley and Dr Andy Jones. Whilst Will is in many ways irreplaceable we are looking for someone to join the team in Will’s place, so if you’re tired of red tape in your current company and want to join a small, dynamic team who are passionate about process chemistry, please get in touch.