He's now looking for jobs, and so if you are looking for someone who knows ChEMBL inside out, with a good background in NMR/X-ray, docking and simulation, stats and programming, he would be great employee! His LinkedIn profile is here if you want to get in touch with him.
'I am not a number, I am a free man', is not quite true for Ben, who is now actually a number - his ORCID is 0000-0001-7626-2021
It's also a pretty big milestone for me in my career - for over 20 years I worked in the commercial sector, so didn't supervise students, and Ben is the first I've helped get across the line. I really enjoy working with predocs - providing some coaching and support, encouraging independence, making introductions and assisting with networking, and most importantly in my view, trying to encourage a sense of wonder in discovery and knowing where the real challenges in the field are - avoiding the well-trod and over-explored paths. Our other students are also doing well - Felix has submitted, and Rita and Samuel are either writing up, or starting to write up. Oh, finally we have a new student, Jose, who will join us in January 2014.
Enough of this sentimental self-reflection! This post is here to provide a link to Ben's thesis - this will eventually appear on the EMBL library site, but it's here, now.
Good luck, thanks, and the very best of wishes the future Ben!