Benoît Darlot

Technical assistant

Trainee patent attorney

BSc, MSc, DPhil

Benoît joined the life sciences & chemistry team at Mathys & Squire in September 2021. He has a keen interest in the small molecule and biological pharmaceuticals sectors.

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Benoît has a scientific background at the interface of chemistry and biology. His practical background ranges from medicinal chemistry and biopolymer synthesis to protein production and biophysical assay development. He has a breadth of experience in academic and industrial settings for the early development of hit compounds.

Benoît graduated in 2014 with a BSc in Chemistry from the École Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (France). He later graduated in 2016 with a first-class Diplôme d’Ingénieur Chimiste (eq. MSc) from the École Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (France) during which he worked at Hoffmann-La Roche (Switzerland) on the development of new antimicrobial molecular entities and for six months on the development of broad antiviral molecules derived from glucose mimics at the University of Oxford.

In 2021, Benoît graduated with a DPhil in Chemistry from the University of Oxford after defending his thesis: ‘Design of modulatory peptides against chemokines’, which involved extensive peptide synthesis, protein production, biophysical assays, cellular assays and in vivo studies.

Benoît is an associate member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a student member of the CIPA.