Our consultants are practicing analytical chemists with 50 years combined experience and current skills. When we are not teaching or consulting, we are in the lab installing, maintaining and troubleshooting our instruments, developing methods and analysing samples for our partners.
Diane Turner is the Founder, Director and Senior Consultant of Anthias Consulting. A Warwick University Graduate, Diane completed her Masters in analytical chemistry working on LC-MS and GC-MS. Diane started her career in environmental chemistry, later on gaining significant experience as an Applications Chemist. She has developed methods for, given support and high quality training for companies in most industries around the world for more than 20 years. Diane is a visiting Academic & Consultant at The Open University where she continues her disease diagnosis research from her PhD along with food, drug and space applications. Diane is President of the Royal Society of Chemistry Analytical Division Council and Chair of the Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund. She is a Trustee of the Recycling Organisation for Research Opportunities (RORO). Diane is on the Building Effective Analytical Measurement (BEAM) panel and the Industry Advisory Board of the Community for Analytical Measurement Science (CAMS). Diane is a member of the Government Chemist Programme Expert Group (GCPEG).
Dr Giles Edwards MChem PhD MRSC
Giles joined Anthias Consulting in 2017 to assist with the development of HPLC and LC-MS training and troubleshooting course material. Giles obtained his MChem master of chemistry degree from Liverpool John Moores University concentrating on analytical chemistry and his PhD from the University of Manchester. Giles has more than 20 years’ experience within the fields of mass spectrometry and the separation sciences working in industry, academia and the third sector. Past roles have included working as director of a multidisciplinary scientific research centre and also working around the world as a mass spectrometry escalation engineer troubleshooting issues with both instrumentation and application method development. Giles also works part-time in the nuclear physics group at the University of Manchester developing novel mass spectrometry instrumentation for ultra-trace analysis of radionuclides. Giles is Technical Director & Founder Trustee of the Recycling Organisation for Research Opportunities (RORO).
Dr Simon Thain
Dr Simon Thain is owner and director of TL Science and an independent collaborator, specialising in analytical techniques for Metabolomics and structural elucidation studies applied to biology, natural product discovery and Biomarker discovery. Simon has over 25 years' experience in biochemical analysis including techniques such as HPLC, GC, UV-Vis, FT-IR, and Mass Spectrometry. After undertaking a biology degree at Stirling University, Simon obtained his MSc at Newcastle and PhD in plant Circadian at Warwick University.
John Points BSc, MRSC, MIFST
John is a UK-based analytical chemist with over 25 years' experience. As an independent consultant, he has designed, implemented, and trained-out laboratory Quality Management Systems that are suited to clients as diverse as large international pharmaceutical companies and small government laboratories in developing countries. John has built Quality Management Systems from scratch and has simplified or improved existing systems. He has experience designing and auditing systems to comply with GMP, GLP and ISO 17025. John's technical background is in the analysis of trace organics using chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques, and he is a member of the UK Expert Advisory Committee on Pesticide Residues in Food.
Mark is founder and director of Wyatt Analytical Ltd., where he shares his knowledge and over 20 years’ experience working in analytical labs. Prior to starting his own business, Mark held a range of roles at Swansea University for more than 18 years, joining as a Research Officer at the UK National Mass Spectrometry Facility (NMSF) to develop the MALDI-TOF service, and later promoted to Senior Research Officer. From 2018-2021, Mark headed up NMSF at Swansea, involving laboratory management, commercial contract negotiation, service and research analyses, education and training, publicity and outreach activities. Mark holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry with Industrial Chemistry from the University of Liverpool, which included a year at the Chemical Services laboratory at the BNFL Springfields site. Mark completed his PhD in the analysis of acrylic polymers by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry in 2002 from the IRC in Polymer Science and Technology at Durham University.
View Mark’s profile on RSC's Directory of Consultants.
Alana Thompson, Website and Marketing Manager
Alana started her career in Marketing via a modern apprenticeship before going on to study with the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Later, Alana joined her family firm where she created her first website, sparking a career path in web development. Alana's role at Anthias Consulting enables her to combine her marketing experience and technical knowledge. Alana is working towards a BSc in Chemistry at The Open University.