Drug discovery team

Our Institute houses dedicated biology, chemistry, pharmacology and screening teams to evaluate promising new targets.

Our Drug Discovery Institute couples the biological expertise of international collaborators with innovative in-house drug discovery expertise. Our Institute houses dedicated biology, chemistry, pharmacology and screening teams to evaluate promising new targets. We then establish assays to screen compound libraries for hits against these targets and improve hits into potent and selective lead compounds. This provides the basis for the development of the next generation of medicines to treat neurodegeneration.

 

Biology
Core Disciplines: Neurobiology, Pharmacology, Screening
Head of Biology: Magda Bictash
Scientists: Sarah Jolly
Lorenza Magno
Emma Armstrong
Amy Monaghan
Fiona Jeganathan
Kathryn Costelloe
Dawn Lau
Skye Stuart
Sarah Frew
Alex van Ingelgom
Perlina Desai
Leela Phadke
Daniel Bull (PhD student)

 

Chemistry
Core Disciplines: Medicinal & synthetic chemistry, Chemical biology, Computational chemistry
Head of Chemistry: Paul Fish
Scientists: Fredrik Svensson
David Steadman
Hannah Woodward
Jim Sipthorp
Elliott Bayle
Ben Atkinson
Nicky Willis
Will Mahy