PhytoQuest Limited, UK
Professor Robert J. Nash is CEO of PhytoQuest Limited, a natural products discovery and development company based in Aberystwyth. He has published over 200 papers and is inventor on several granted patents. The company focuses on small molecules called iminosugars that have many effects in animals via sugar receptors. He started his career working on anti-viral compounds with the UK Medical Research Council and then became Head of Chemistry at a government research laboratory (IGER) from where he formed multiple companies developing new pharmaceutical compounds based on immunologically active iminosugars.