Jill Caswell

Jill Caswell

Company: Almac Group

Job title: Biology Team Leader


Dr. Jill Caswell is the Biology Team Leader within Almac’s Biocatalysis group. After obtaining a degree in Biochemistry Jill worked in the industry producing recombinant proteins in a variety of host organisms before obtaining a PhD in 2011 through an industrial collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast.

Jill’s career has focussed on recombinant enzyme expression as well as molecular biology techniques that enable enzyme engineering. She joined Almac’s Biocatalysis group in 2012 with 10 years of industry-relevant experience to bring to the biology team, helping to grow the enzyme engineering capabilities.


Novel approaches to oligonucleotide synthesis using enzymes 10:00 am

Oligonucleotides are rapidly degraded in the body and this has driven the need for chemical innovation to modify and stabilise these structures Enzymes are now seeing applications beyond small molecules, such as exploited in oligonucleotide synthesis, and biocatalytic approaches are alleviating the pressures on existing solid phase capacity and resulting in more convergent syntheses This…Read more

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