Director of Chemistry, Discovery Sciences, Charles River Laboratories , Essex, UK
Dr. Chris Hurley has 18 years of experience within the drug discovery industry and contract research sector, he is Director of Chemistry at Charles River Laboratories in Harlow, United Kingdom. He has led or overseen multi-disciplinary teams through the drug discovery process providing strategic oversight from hit-identification to lead optimisation and pre-clinical candidate selection which has resulted in 8 pre-clinical candidates with 3 compounds progressing to the clinic. He co-invented a targeted delivery system for genetic material to cells which has now been commercialised. Chris received his MSci degree in Medicinal Chemistry from UCL in 1999 and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from UCL in 2003 and he has published 25 papers and abstracts, and been named inventor on over 25 patents.