John Studley to join Scientific Update as Scientific Director

Scientific Update is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr John Studley, formerly Head of Process Chemistry for Vertex Pharmaceuticals, UK. John will join the team at Scientific Update in August 2018 as Scientific Director bringing over 20 years’ experience in drug discovery, process chemistry and scale up, having previously worked for Rhone-Poulenc, Oxford Asymmetry and Vertex Pharmaceuticals. He will be involved in teaching some of Scientific Update’s training courses and in developing new courses and contributing to our conference programme. John will also play a major role in consultancy where his experience working with both large and small biotechs will be particularly useful.

Dr Will Watson, Technical Director, commented:

“I have known John for a number of years and look forward to working closely with him. He will bring new ideas and experiences to Scientific Update and that can only be good for the future. It shows the strength of the Scientific Update brand that we can attract someone of John’s proven ability.”