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Key experts Faculty of Engineering & Science


Frank Pullen

Professor of Pharmaceutical Analysis, PhD, CSci, CChem, FRSC

Professor Frank Pullen has 30 years experience in organic mass spectrometry within the pharmaceutical industry, in-depth knowledge in drug discovery and development and published widely in peer reviewed journals. He is on the editorial board for the journal, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, and is also a member of the EPSRC grant review college.

Professor Pullen was formerly the holder of the British Mass Spectrometry Lectureship; a position that is bestowed for a one year duration. He is also a member of the advisory board to the British Mass Spectrometry Society; chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board for the University of York's Centre of Excellence for Mass Spectrometry and the company Microsaic; and sits on the editorial board of the journal Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry.


Cris Lapthorn

Head of Mass Spectrometry Services

Cris Lapthorn has worked at Pfizer and Novartis in the UK including roles as team leader in open-access analytical sciences supporting Pfizer Chemistry and as mass spectrometry specialist supporting chemical biology, biology and chemistry teams.

Cris recently initiated a part-time PhD at the University of Greenwich with Professor Frank Pullen focussing on applications of ion mobility, mass spectrometry and applications to drug discovery, especially small molecule and peptide therapeutics.