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Sheraz Gul is the Head of Assay Development and Screening at the Fraunhofer Institute (Germany) which the largest applied research organisation in Europe. He has 19 years professional experience in the field of drug discovery, assay development and screening gained whilst employed in academia (University of London), industry (GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals) and currently the Fraunhofer Institute. He has co-authored 80 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and patents including the Enzyme Assays: Essential Data handbook. He also has an interest in education and thus far has organised 46 drug discovery workshops since 2011 across the globe and trained 880 scientists.