Pareon Chemicals is the brainchild of the internationally renowned organic chemistry Professor Philip Parsons FRSC, a founding director of Tocris Biosciences. Prof. Parsons is interested in clean and effective methods for the synthesis of a large range of molecules and in particular those of biological significance. His academic work involves the construction of new anti-cancer agents, antibiotics, and memory enhancers with interest in chemical solutions to global healthcare problems. New methods for the construction of heterocyclic scaffolds are a major area of research for the Prof. Parsons research group at Imperial College London. Professor Parsons also has an industrial background and has been very keen to develop links between academia and industry. He has worked as a consultant for the chemical industry for over 35 years.