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Dr. Ben Bellenie is a Senior Staff Scientist within the CRUK Cancer Therapeutics Unit at the Institute of Cancer Research, London. Ben completed undergraduate studies followed by a PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Cambridge, then worked for 10 years in the pharmaceutical industry as a medicinal chemist at GSK and Novartis before joining ICR in 2014. His experience includes hit discovery and lead optimisation projects across a diverse range of target classes including GPCRs, enzymes, epigenetic targets and protein-protein interactions. He is also involved in teaching and training, both internally at the ICR and externally as an honorary lecturer at UCL.