Charles Lochenie

GMP Chemist


Charles obtained his PhD in the Department of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Bayreuth (Germany) under the supervision of Professor Birgit Weber. During this time, he worked on the design and preparation of novel molecular magnetic switches with an optical read-out, for applications in the domains of sensors and memory devices.

After obtaining the PhD, he received a Research Fellowship from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft to join the Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires in Strasbourg (France) where he developed platinum(II) luminescent probes capable to follow the aggregation of peptides.

In June 2020, Charles joined the THT Group’s Translational Chemistry Team as GMP Chemist. His role includes the development of synthetic pathway, formulation and GMP manufacture of the fluorescent probes to be used in clinical trials.

In his free time, Charles enjoys cooking, hiking through alpine landscapes, and, due to his Belgian roots, savouring a well-crafted beer.


FluoroPi Device With SmartProbes: A Frugal Point-of-Care System for Fluorescent Detection of Bacteria From a Pre-Clinical Model of Microbial Keratitis (2023) 
Mohanan SMPC, Russell K, Duncan S, Kiang A, Lochenie C, Duffy E, Kennedy S, Prajna NV, Williams RL, Dhaliwal K, Williams GOS, Mills B.


Environmentally sensitive photosensitizers enable targeted photodynamic ablation of Gram-positive antibiotic resistant bacteria (2023) 
Benson S, Kiang A, Lochenie C, Lal N, Mohanan SMPC, Williams GOS, Dhaliwal K, Mills B, Vendrell M.


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