Since graduating from the University of Surrey having studied Biochemistry in 2006, Ricky has worked in biotherapeutic research & development. Ricky works at GSK in the Biopharm Process Research group based at the UK R&D Hub in Stevenage as a team leader. Ricky leads the Molecule Quality Analytics team that characterises the purity & target engagement of GSK’s medicines, whilst discharging chemical & physical developability risks encountered during the biotherapeutic production process. Ricky manages a team of 10 scientists of varying levels of experience, ranging from level 5 apprentices through to Post-doctoral, evaluating the manufacturability of biotherapeutics from drug discovery to drug development. Ricky is passionate about developing and empowering his staff to achieve their career aspirations; he is currently managing two apprentices.