I have a strong interest in taking ideas from the research laboratory and turning them into useful tools for others to utilise. I was the Founder and Director of Oswel Research Products, the first UK supplier of high quality oligonucleotides analogues and DNA sequencing services. Oswel used cutting edge technology to provide an essential service to chemists and biologists for over a decade. We were able to use our novel methods to synthesise oligonucleotide analogues that were not available from any other source and supply them to research scientists throughout the world.
Our long-standing relationship with the UK Forensic Science Service had a major input on their work to develop the National DNA database, a powerful tool in crime detection.