We are pleased to announce that Dave Gervais, a Senior Scientist and Analytical Innovation Lead at PBL has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford Brookes University.
Dave who joined us some five years ago brought with him over 16 years’ worth of experience of R&D, bioprocessing and regulatory expertise gained in industry, including in the USA.
Over the last 4 years Dave has been focused on ensuring that we have first class product characterisation and validation of all the key assays used in our Erwinase® manufacturing process. This has led him to publishing a series of five highly regarded papers in peer reviewed journals, which were accepted by the university as part of the thesis and led them to award the degree which is entitled: “The effect of degradation on the efficacy and utility of the biopharmaceutical enzyme Erwinia chrysanthemi L- asparginase”.
Building on his success, Dave has also recently been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (FRSB) and as an Editorial Board Member to the Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology.
Those wishing to read the papers can find them linked below: