Christian joined PhoreMost in June 2021 as Vice President of Biology and was subsequently promoted to Chief Scientific Officer at the end of 2021. Prior to this he served as Associate Director at Cancer Research UK’s Therapeutic Discovery Laboratories where he acted as programme director for a number of drug discovery alliances with pharmaceutical partners. As part of the senior leadership team at CRUK he oversaw the progression of its portfolio of small molecule and therapeutic antibody, three of which have recently progressed to clinical development. Additionally, Christian has led scientific negotiations with commercial partners resulting in several high value partnerships for CRUK.
Christian is a biologist by training with over 16 years of 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’ Scientific Advisory Board. 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.