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Biochemist photo-fiddler

A GSK scientist spends his leisure time building makeshift photography equipment to capture some uniquely beautiful images

Cristina Luiggi
GlaxoSmithKline biochemist Linden Gledhill had already built a telescope from scratch using an old library book as a guide by the time he got out of college. He can name hundreds of insects, flowers, and the likes with the enthusiasm of a hardcore naturalist. And his linkurl:photography,;http://www.flickr.com/photos/13084997@N03/ a hobby he tends to in his evenings and weekends, could easily be mistaken for that of a full-time pro.
Lungwort stamen Image: Linden Gledhill
Sharing a wooden bench with him in a quiet, verdant park in Philadelphia's historic Old City, I can't help feeling that I'm in the presence of a bona fide Renaissance man.A native of Staffordshire, England, Gledhill was transferred to Pennsylvania around two decades ago by GSK. As a medicine and process delivery leader, he is in charge of nursing potential drug molecules from their infancy in test tubes, to large-scale production in fermentors, to their purification for use...
Wasp Image: Linden Gledhill
Mold on Raspberry Image: Linden Gledhill
Water figure Image: Linden Gledhill




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