Almac Sciences VP celebrates 100 peer-reviewed publications

Published: 14-Oct-2020

In recent years, Professor Moody’s publications have centred on the economic and environmental benefits of ‘green’ chemical methods

Almac Sciences has congratulated Professor Tom Moody, VP of Technology Development and Commercialisation, for achieving the milestone of more than 100 peer reviewed publications since beginning his tenure with the organisation.

Professor Moody is a seasoned technical expert in chiral chemistry and biocatalysis with more than 18 years of academic and industry experience. In recent years, his publications have centred on the economic and environmental benefits of ‘green’ chemical methods, including biocatalysis, a direct and simple way to synthesise complex achiral and chiral compounds, and most recently innovations in continuous flow chemistry.

At Almac Sciences and Arran Chemical Company, Professor Moody is responsible for driving technology processes from conception to commercial scale-up across multi-disciplinary research including enzyme engineering, biocatalysis, flow chemistry, isotope chemistry, custom synthesis and commercial production.

He previously held the role of Head of Biocatalysis and Isotope Chemistry, where he led the development of Almac Sciences’ Biocatalysis Technology platform selectAZyme. He also played an integral role in the integration of Arran Chemical Company into Almac Sciences and ensured smooth transfer of manufacturing projects from Craigavon to the Arran site in Athlone, Ireland.

Professor Moody is a tenured honorary professor at Queens University Belfast in the area of Green Chemistry. In addition to his accolades in Chemistry including a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Chemistry (First Class Hons) and a PhD in Organic Chemistry he holds a Master’s in Business with Distinction in Business Strategy.

Professor Moody commented, “At Almac Sciences, it is a fundamental value of our organisation to be innovative and share acquired technical knowledge that will advance our industry, particularly in areas that can reduce the environmental impact and cost of chemical production. I am grateful for the many opportunities I have received to share the innovative methods we’re developing with the wider industry and academic communities through publication and look forward to the continued opportunity to do so in the future.”

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