guy headDr Carter has over 30 years of experience working in Pharmaceutical R & D, primarily in the discovery and development of microbial products. He was head of the Natural Products Discovery function at Wyeth Research and now runs his own consultancy business.

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Professor Leadlay is the Herchel Smith Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge and is a leading expert in the molecular genetics, regulation, enzymology, chemistry and directed evolution of polyketide antibiotic biosynthesis. He was the first to publish a gene sequence of a polyketide cluster (erythromycin) and carried out much of the seminal work in understanding polyketide biochemistry.