Catherine McKeen, Ph.D.Site Operational Director/Head of Chemistry at LGC Biosearch Technologies
I have worked in the oligonucleotide sector since 1993. Initially I worked with Tom Brown in Oswel designing and synthesising phosphoramidites and modified supports for use in the synthesis of oligos and then developing synthesis, deprotection and purification methods of modified oligos. After the acquisition by Eurogentec in 1999 my role changed to Production / Operations Management in the UK and San Diego with one year in Belgium providing technical support internally and externally but continuing with technical discussions with customers. In 2009 I joined Link Technologies Ltd. where my roles were a mixture of business development, operations, NPD/NPI and technical support internally and externally. In 2017 Link was acquired by LGC and I am currently Site Operational Director / Head of Chemistry.