Julian is an experienced life science executive and has held several influential roles. Previously he was the Chief Scientist and VP of New Ventures at Danaher, CSO of Leica Microsystems and CSO of Molecular Devices. He was the CEO and founder of Genpak, a company that provided reagents and robotics for DNA sequencing, which was acquired by Genetix. Following the acquisition, Julian was the CSO of Genetix and helped the company to complete a successful IPO in 2000. Additionally, he is a visiting professor at Southampton University and holds over 100 publications and 10 patents.