Dafydd Owen has 17 years of experience as a medicinal chemist in the design and synthesis of drug-like molecules for Pfizer at its Sandwich, UK and Cambridge, MA research sites. He is currently an associate research fellow within Pfizer Worldwide Medicinal Chemistry where he leads a leads an outward looking, academically collaborative group for Pfizer, researching chemical probes for epigenetic targets. He obtained his first degree at Imperial College in 1994 before moving to the University of Cambridge to gain a PhD under the supervision of Professor Steve Ley in 1997. Having won a research fellowship for postdoctoral work, he spent 1998 with Professor Leo Paquette at The Ohio State University. During his research career, he has delivered over 60 invited lectures and is also an author on over 30 research papers and patents. In 2009, he received a Pfizer Worldwide R&D People Leader Award. In the same year he was selected as an ACS Organic Division Young Industrial Investigator.