Last week we welcomed Jason Manton and Abigail Dalzell to our team.
Jason joins Penman Consulting as a Senior Toxicologist. He is an EU and UK Registered Toxicologist (ERT, UKRT) with over 13 years’ experience working in both Industry and Contract Research settings with a focus on Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology (DART).
Jason spent 7 years at Sequani Ltd as a Toxicologist/Study Director and 6 years as a Technical Expert/Study Manager within the Toxicology and Health Science Platform at Syngenta Ltd.
He has interests in developmental and reproductive toxicology, juvenile toxicology and neuro-behavioural assessments and has been involved in the management and supervision of a significant number of developmental and reproductive toxicity studies.
Jason’s skills and experience are an asset for Penman Consulting and our Clients as ECHA’s requests for developmental and reproductive toxicological data (OECD 414 and OECD 443 (EOGRTS)) have become more frequent.
Abigail joins Penman Consulting as a Toxicologist. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Pharmacology and a PhD in neurotoxicology. Her PhD, sponsored by Syngenta Ltd, addressed the in vitro function of multidrug resistance transporter proteins in protecting human and mouse neuroblastoma cells from pesticide exposure, compared to relevant in vivo mouse models.
Prior to joining Penman Consulting, Abigail spent 3 years at Fera Science Ltd (formerly the Food and Environment Research Agency) as a toxicologist, carrying out data gathering and evidence generation for a range of research projects. She was also involved in work to integrate risk assessment approaches, as well as compiling a database on operator exposure to pesticides for the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Abigail spent nine months in industry providing safety information for over-the-counter medicines and then took up a lab-based toxicologist position at Public Health England, completing an in vitro toxicity screening study to support REACH registration of petrochemicals, in collaboration with universities in the US and Northern Ireland and the industry body CONCAWE.
Abigail brings new skills and experience, including in mixtures toxicology, to Penman Consulting helping to increase our knowledge base and the value we can provide to our clients.