Jonathan Applebey

ESTP Congress


Dr Jonathan Appleby is currently Chief Scientific Officer at the UK’s Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGT Catapult).  Prior to joining the CGT Catapult Jonathan was Chief Scientific Officer for cell and gene therapy in GSK's Rare Diseases Unit where he was accountable for the EU Submission of StrimvelisTM, the first paediatric CD34 Stem Cell Gene Therapy to be licensed anywhere in the world. He was also project leader for a similar asset focussed on Metachromatic Leukodystrophy which was licenced to Orchard Therapeutics in 2018 and later approved in Europe.

Jonathan has 20 years’ experience of R&D and has worked in all phases of drug development from target identification through to phase IV across a broad range of therapeutic areas.