Prof Janet Thornton

Prof Janet Thornton
Prof Janet Thornton
Senior Research Scientist
European Bioinformatics Institute

Presentations at Drug Discovery 2018

Tue9  Oct09:15am(45 mins)
Drug repurposing for ageing research

Session: Plenary Keynote - Day 1
Room: Platinum Suite 1

Profile of Prof Janet Thornton

Janet Thornton is a Senior Research Scientist at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus at Hinxton, near Cambridge, UK. She was Director of the Institute from 2001-2015. EMBL-EBI provides core bioinformatics data and services and performs bioinformatics research.
Janet’s research is focused on proteins, especially their structure, function and evolution. She is a computational biologist, working at the interface of biology with physics, chemistry, and computing. This includes a detailed analysis of enzyme biocatalysts, their mechanisms and the evolution of new functions. Her group is also investigating the molecular basis of ageing. She has published more than 500 scientific papers, was elected to the Royal Society in 1999 and is a Foreign Associate of US National Academy of Sciences. In 2012 she became a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to bioinformatics.
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