Christian joined PhoreMost in June 2021 as Vice President of Biology. Prior to this he served as Associate Director and member of the senior leadership team at Cancer Research UK’s Therapeutic Discovery Laboratories (CRUK-TDL). Here, Christian acted as programme director for multiple successful drug discovery alliances with pharmaceutical partners, leading both discovery projects and diverse portfolios from concept through to candidate nomination. He has also led scientific negotiations with commercial partners resulting in a number of multi-million pound partnerships for CRUK, including the seeding of Artios Pharma Ltd.
Christian is a biologist by training with over 15 years’ experience working at the interface between academia and industry. He has sat on a number of oncology target funding and review panels and is currently a member of Deep Science Ventures’ Sector Scoping Committee. Christian obtained his first degree in Biology from Imperial College, received his PhD from University College London, before pursuing postdoctoral research at the Medical Research Council Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology.