Following his D.Phil in organic synthesis at Oxford University and Post Doc at Indiana University Will joined AZ at Macclesfield in 2006.
He has developed a strong track record in process design and scale up working from grams to tonnes, including biocatalysis and flow chemistry.
For the last three years he has been working in the area of New Modalities with a recent secondment in the Advanced Drug Delivery team, designing and synthesising new materials for the intracellular delivery of mRNA.
Will is currently working on AstraZeneca’s antibody drug conjugate (ADC) platform, with accountability for early phase payload synthesis. In this role he is developing the commercial routes and processes for ADC payloads, whilst supporting the manufacture of clinical trial material.
He is an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Manchester in the Division of Pharmacy presently supporting a curriculum review.