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Fleet's laboratory in Hampshire UK

Dr Christopher Blencowe MChem PhD MRSC


Chemistry Director

Studied physical organic chemistry at the University of Reading. He was previously a scientist at Unilever involved with the development of emulsion polymers and polymer conjugates for the application of controlled substrate release. His areas of expertise include Cu/Cu-free azide-alkyne cycloaddition chemistry, self-immolative/degradable linkers, antibody/protein conjugations and conjugate characterisation using spectrophotometric techniques.  Having been a key member of Fleet’s chemistry team since 2013, Chris was appointed Chemistry Manager in 2018 and Chemistry Director in 2020.


Exploring the versatility of pentafulvene-maleimide cycloaddition as a ligation strategy: buffer and pH effects. Platts K, Hota M, Blencowe C, Blencowe A. Org Biomol Chem. 2022 Nov 9;20(43)

Impact of Bioconjugation on Structure and Function of Antibodies for Use in Immunoassay by Hydrogen-Deuterium Exchange Mass Spectrometry. Luckau L, Groves K, Blencowe C, Scrimshaw S, Dent A, Quaglia M. Front Mol Biosci. 2022 Jul

Synthesis of hyperbranched poly(aryl amine)s via a carbene insertion approach. Blencowe A, Fagour W, Blencowe C, Cosstick K, Hayes W. Org Biomol Chem. 2008 Jul

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