Jonathan joined BioVersys in May 2018. Prior to which he was Head of Business Development for Polyphor’s Drug Discovery Unit, where he secured drug discovery collaboration & licensing deals with leading global pharmaceutical and biotech companies. At Polyphor he also led the valuation of Polyphor’s pipeline assets, Murepavidin (POL7080) – Phase III Pseudomonas aeruginosa selective antibiotic, licensed to Roche in 2013, US$547 million and POL6014 – Phase Ib selective elastase inhibitor for respiratory diseases, licensed to Santhera in 2018, US$130 million. Prior to Polyphor, Jonathan led Hit-2-Lead and medicinal chemistry projects at Evotec, UK, for pharmaceutical clients. He obtained his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Reading, England.