Bijan Zakeri · Inventor
As an inventor in Discovery and Development Technologies at our company based in Boston, USA, Bijan develops new technological platforms for early stage drug discovery. Specialising in antibody engineering, he utilises the modular nature of antibodies to cut-and-paste them in new ways, with the aim of discovering new therapeutics that better address patient needs. Educated as a biochemist at Oxford University as a Clarendon Scholar and McMaster University, and as a synthetic biologist at MIT, he invented a biological superglue by engineering a virulence factor from flesh-eating bacteria while at Oxford. The superglue allows proteins to be assembled into new architectures to address needs in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries.