The Power List 2021
Professor of Bioanalytical Science, University of the West of England, UK
Advice? If you work in a university environment, try not to end up as a mere research manager; spend at least some time doing things yourself in the laboratory. Analytical science is a practical subject and doing some practical experiments will help you to realize what is possible and what is not possible, as well as how long it takes to do experiments properly! Having said all this, Uwe Neue, a highly successful research scientist, once admitted to me that he had not touched an HPLC for the last 30 years of his life – he could apparently explore all possibilities in his imagination while leaving the practical verification of his ideas to his able co-workers.