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Senior Chemist and Chemical Engineer

Dr Graham Caygill brings more than 20 years experience as a practising researcher to his responsibility for developing and maintaining the synthetic facilities and equipment used by the process development section of GlycoSyn.


For most of his career, Graham has been involved with scale-up development of industry in the pharmaceutical area in Australasia. His focus is on the interface between chemistry and engineering which he sees as the art of turning theory into reality in a safe and practical manner.

Graham has a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Chemical and Process Engineering from the University of Canterbury and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Otago. He completed post-doctoral research at University College in London examining the issues which cause difficulty with scale up of pharmaceutical development projects before joining the world leading Carbohydrate Chemistry Team at GlycoSyn’s parent company, Industrial Research Limited, in 2001. He took on his present role with GlycoSyn in 2004.

Graham spends much of his free time heading into the bush with his amateur geologist brother, enjoying beautiful scenery and marvelling at the variety of New Zealand’s geological activity.