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Techniques & Tools Liquid Chromatography, Gas Chromatography, Pharma & Biopharma, Mass Spectrometry, Preparative/Process Chromatography

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Did you always want to be a scientist?

Like most little boys of my generation, I started off wanting to be a fighter pilot, but in my teens some excellent teachers got me hooked on science. My parents encouraged my passion – first buying me chemistry sets, and later a garden shed that I turned into a rudimentary laboratory. I spent many happy hours there experimenting with different chemicals, including such wholesome substances as bromine and chlorine.

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Ian Wilson

Ian Wilson is Chair in Drug Metabolism and Molecular Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London, UK.

For his PhD, Ian Wilson used GC to analyze steroid hormones in insects. Much of his subsequent career has been in the pharmaceutical industry, working in discovery and development. In 2012, Ian moved to Imperial College, London. His research interests include separations science, particularly the development of hyphenated techniques in chromatography, and spectroscopy, and the application of these techniques to problems in drug metabolism and metabonomics. When not working on these topics he collects old instruments and has a large collection of old gas and liquid chromatographs.

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