Paul Ferguson is a separation science specialist at AstraZeneca in the UK and leads the separation science strategy for the Product Development department working on both small and medium size (small peptides and oligonucleotides) novel therapies. He has worked in the pharmaceutical industry since 1999 (previously at Pfizer) following a post-doc at Imperial College London on capillary electrochromatography (CEC) with Dr Norman Smith. Paul has particular interests in UHPLC, SFC, CE, chiral separations, formulated drug sample preparation, green analytical chemistry and method development. He is a past winner of the Desty Memorial lecture prize (2002), a Fellow and Chartered Chemist in the RSC and is a visiting lecturer at Kings College London where he has lectured on the MSc Analytical Science for Industry course since its inception in 2009.
Paul is also the President of The Chromatographic Society in the UK and a contributing editor for the Chromatography Today magazine which he has been editing since its first edition in 2007. Additionally, Paul served as Vice-President for the Society from 2009 to 2014 and in this role was Chair of the Medals Committee conferring the Martin Gold and Jubilee medals. He has also organised or co-organised several successful symposia for the Society since 2007 and was involved with the organisation of two meetings as part of the Society’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2016.