Benedict Cross
Senior Director (Technology)

Benedict Cross

Ben joined PhoreMost in 2019 to direct the evolution and development of the SITESEEKER® screening platform. He is a geneticist and biotechnologist, with over ten years of professional research and management experience.

Before joining PhoreMost, Ben founded Horizon Discovery’s functional genomic screening platform. Using both pooled and arrayed approaches and both RNAi and CRISPR, Ben led the platform’s growth from inception to an internationally acclaimed and multi-million-pound revenue-generating group, executing hundreds of screens per year.

Ben completed his PhD at the University of Manchester with postdoctoral training at the University of Cambridge exploring the mechanisms of control in the unfolded protein response using reverse chemical genetic screening.