Dr David Bell

Head of Analytics and Metrology

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Following a PhD and post-doctoral research at the University of Manchester, David was recruited to establish an analytical laboratory at the biosciences research centre in a precursor to GSK. Gaining responsibility for spectroscopic facilities across multiple R&D sites, David applied his expertise to discovery research and chemical development, with an emphasis on biochemical analysis.

After a move to a small biotech, as Head of Mass Spectrometry, David transformed the workflows used, thus making a major contribution to the ongoing success of Oxford Biotherapeutics in internal candidate discovery and progression, in addition to ensuring repeat external studies with academia and pharma.

Experience at the UK chemistry National Measurement Institute, LGC, was followed by a move the centre at Imperial College London in July 2014 to establish the analytics core facility.

Using his in-depth knowledge and experience of pharma and biotech, David is responsible for analytics and metrology within SynbiCITE, providing support and advice to academics, students and partners. In addition to providing the range of analytical resources, he manages the metrology for multiple projects at different stages, from discovery to validation.