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The University of Oxford has experts in all aspects of drug discovery, ranging from synthetic chemists who help design and synthesise the next new drug candidates, through to clinicians running early stage cancer trials who test the safety and efficacy.
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Harry Anderson
Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry

Synthetic chemistry, photochemistry, photobiology, supramolecular chemistry

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Hagan Bayley F.R.S.
Professor of Chemical Biology, Department of Chemistry

Chemical biology, analytical chemistry

Read about Hagan's spin out company, Oxford Nanopore here.


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Justin Benesch
Royal Society University Research Fellow in Biophysical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry

Proteomics, peptide and protein chemistry, analytical chemistry

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Shoumo Bhattacharya
BHF Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine

Cardiovascular medicine, cell signalling, high throughput screening

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Paul Brennan
Principal Investigator in Medicinal Chemistry, Structural Genomic Consortium (SGC) and Nuffield Department of Medicine

Medicinal chemistry, molecular modelling, epigenetics, chemical biology, compound screening libraries

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Tim Claridge
Director of NMR Spectroscopy for Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry

Analytical chemistry (NMR)

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Kieran Clarke
Professor of Physiological Biochemistry, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

Gene expression, heart failure, cell culture, diabetes

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Richard Compton
Aldrichian Praelector and Professor in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry

Analytical chemistry, electrochemistry


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Stuart Conway
University Lecturer, Department of Chemistry

Synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry

COMING SOON - Stefan Knapp and Stuart Conway video interview...

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Constantin Coussios
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Engineering Science

Ultra-sound-enhanced drug delivery, thermosensitive liposomes, stimulus-response nanoparticles, controlled release, monitoring of drug release, pre-clinical models, clinical trials of novel therapeutics

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Steve Davies
Waynflete Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry

Synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, scale-up chemistry, compound screening libraries, assay development, automated screening, molecular modelling, virtual libraries

Read about Steve's spin out company, VASTox here.

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Ben Davis
Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry

Medicinal chemistry, synthetic chemistry, biological agent modification, protein expression and analysis, proteomics, peptide and protein chemistry, pre-clinical and clinical imaging

Read more about Ben here.

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Jason Davis
Reader in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry

Medical imaging, molecular imaging, diagnostics, drug delivery

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Daniel Ebner
Cell Screening Officer, Target Discovery Institute (TDI)

High throughput screening

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David Gavaghan
Professor of Computational Biology, Department of Computer Science

Computational modelling, cardiac cell modelling, computational biology, medical imaging, computational electrochemistry, modelling of drug effects on cellular physiology

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Veronique Gouverneur
Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry

Synthetic chemistry, pre-clinical and clinical imaging

Read more about Veronique here.

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David Greaves
Professor of Molecular Pathology, Dunn School of Pathology

Inflammation biology, cell biology, pathology

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Andrew Hamilton F.R.S.
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University and Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry


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Benedikt Kessler
Principal Investigator, Nuffield Department of Medicine

Proteomics, mass spectrometry and protein interaction

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Stefan Knapp
Principal Investigator, Structural Genomic Consortium (SGC)

Target Discovery

COMING SOON - Stefan Knapp and Stuart Conway video interview...

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Paul Leeson
BHF Senior Fellow and Consultant Cardiologist, Clinical Lead Oxford Cardiovascular Clinical Research Facility and Cardiology Lead Thames Valley NIHR Clinical Research Network

Cardiovascular system, pre-clinical and clinical imaging

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James McCullagh
Head of Mass Spectrometry, Department of Chemistry

Analytical chemistry


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Mark Moloney
Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry

Medicinal chemistry, synthetic chemistry, materials chemistry, drug delivery, medical devices

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Roger Patient
Professor of Developmental Genetics, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine

Developmental and stem cell biology, cancer and haematology, cardiovascular science, hematopoietic stem cells

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Rob Paton
University Lecturer, Department of Chemistry

Molecular modelling, virtual screening, computational methods

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Paul Riley
BHF Professor of Regenerative Medicine, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

Cardiovascular development, resident adult stem/progenitor-cell based heart repair and regeneration

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Carol Robinson D.B.E., F.R.S.
Royal Society Research Professor & Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry


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Angela Russell
University Lecturer, Department of Chemistry

Medicinal chemistry, compound libraries, assay development, automated screening, molecular modelling, virtual libraries


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Chris Schofield
Professor and Head of Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry

Medicinal chemistry, protein expression and analysis, enzymology, proteomics, peptide and protein chemistry


Read more about Chris here.

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Martin Smith
University Lecturer, Department of Chemistry

Synthetic chemistry, peptide and protein chemistry

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Eleanor Stride
University Lecturer, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Engineering Science

Ultrasound contrast agents, thernostic agents, magnetic microbubbles, encapsulation, electrospraying, electrospinning, gene therapy