Martin is a medicinal chemist with more than 25 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industrial ranging from start-up to medium-sized companies, as the founding scientist, group Director and more recently in an independent consultancy capacity. Martin has an established track record of successful team leadership and innovation with >50 scientific publications and >30 patent applications, many of which are granted and the basis of drug candidates that have entered the clinic.
As Senior Director of Exploratory Projects at Shire Pharmaceuticals, he established an internal Medicinal Chemistry Team to provide creative and patentable new product ideas for Shire Speciality Pharma, based around a fully outsourced model. This was followed by Leadership and Executive Board level representation for Medicinal Chemistry at Sygnature Discovery, a leading UK provider of discovery services to the pharmaceutical industry.
Martin holds a PhD in medicinal chemistry from the University of Birmingham and completed postdoctoral research studies at the Medical Research Council LMB in Cambridge.