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Working life: technology specialist Mark Skehel

4 Apr 2019

A technology specialist at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), Mark Skehel helps fellow scientists use powerful techniques to study proteins, alongside his own biomedical research. He describes his career spanning industry and academia, and how he’s benefited from embracing change.

Mark in his lab at the MRC LMB, holding a sample vial in front of a mass spectrometer – an instrument used to identify and measure molecules based on their mass-to-charge ratio. [...]

Career in brief

  • Laboratory technician at Smith, Kline & French
  • Degree in chemistry with biochemistry at King’s College London
  • Higher scientific officer at the MRC LMB and PhD in chemistry
  • Investigator scientist at SmithKline Beecham and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
  • Head of Protein Analysis and Proteomics at Cancer Research UK
  • Head of Biological Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics at the MRC LMB

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