Glenn Lees obtained his MChem degree from the University of Oxford in 1999 including researching the synthesis of spin-labelled BAPTA-based calcium indicators for accurate in vivo determination of calcium concentrations in the research group of Dr Josephine Peach.
He spent 10 years working in the private sector as a trainer, developing and delivering IT and personal development courses. During this time he completed a Certificate in Training Practice at Thames Valley University and was awarded “Trainer of the Year” in both 2006 & 2007.
Glenn returned to chemistry in 2009 to research the synthesis of saccharide-based agents to assist in cancer detection and diagnosis, in the research group of Dr John Snaith.
Following his PhD, Glenn undertook a 2-year post-doctoral teaching and research fellowship with Dr John Fossey, where he was involved in researching the synthesis of azetidine derivatives and co-authored an undergraduate laboratory experiment to determine enantiomeric excesses using 1H-NMR.