Professor Howard R. Morris FRS

Chairman and CSO

Howard is the President, Chairman and CSO of BioPharmaSpec. He has over 45 years of research experience in the field of mass spectrometry, which has included a number of discoveries at the structure and method development levels.

Howard pioneered the development of numerous MS methods including the basic concept of mass spectrometric peptide mapping and the first MS glycoprotein strategies which led to efficient procedures for N- and O-linked oligosaccharide. His research is described in over 400 peer-reviewed publications generated from his research groups in Leeds, Cambridge and Imperial College London, where he is currently Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Investigator.

Howard founded the M-Scan group of companies in 1979 and acted as Chairman and CSO until their acquisition in 2010. He is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards including the 2010 Blaise Pascale Medal and Prize for Life Sciences and Medicine from the European Academy of Sciences, and the 2012 Institute of Physics Franklin Medal and Prize.

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Dr Andrew Reason BSC (Hons), DIC, PhD

CEO and MD

Andrew is Managing Director and CEO of BioPharmaSpec and brings 25 years of experience in the commercialization of analytical methods for characterizing biopharmaceuticals.

Following a Ph.D in “Characterisation of O-linked GlcNAc in nucleoplasmic and cytoplasmic glycoproteins” and postdoctoral research at Imperial College, Andrew joined M-Scan in 1994 as a biochemist, and rose to become Managing Director of the M-Scan Limited and M-Scan GmbH laboratories. He founded BioPharmaSpec with Prof Howard Morris in 2014.

In addition to his scientific and managerial duties, Andrew has contributed to many industry publications and is a regular presenter at conferences. Andrew is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Warwick.

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Dr Maria Panico

Senior Consultant

Maria is a Senior Consultant with BioPharmaSpec, applying her knowledge gained over 30 years in the field of biopolymer mass spectrometry to support client projects.

Maria has developed and applied a wide range of micro-chemical, enzymatic and mass spectrometric techniques to a variety of cutting edge research projects and is currently the mass spectrometry Laboratory Manager in the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College, London with responsibility for a wide range of ES Q-TOF, MALDI TOF-TOF LCMS and MS/MS instrumentation.

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