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Dr Gerard Drewes

Dr Gerard Drewes
Dr Gerard Drewes
Global Head, Genome Editing Technologies
GlaxoSmithKline
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Profile of Dr Gerard Drewes

Current role: Global Head, Genome Editing & Genetic Screening Platforms, at GSK, responsible for teams based in Stevenage/UK, Heidelberg/D and Philadelphia/USA. Our team's mission is to apply Genome Editing at scale for the discovery of novel therapeutic targets.

Profile: Drug Discovery scientist with a wide range of experience in Discovery research. Line and matrix management of cross-functional teams. Track record in Drug Discovery in neurodegenerative and inflammatory disease, enzymology/pharmacology, and genomics/systems biology. Keen interest in Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and the Life Science business. Member of the Cellzome management team which negotiated the company's acquisition by GSK in 2012.

Inventor on 7 issued patents and >30 patent applications, including Cellzome's Kinobeads™ and Episphere™ technology. ~100 scientific papers (h-index 52); senior authorships in Science, Cell, Nature Biotechnology/Nature Methods. Reviewer/consultant for scientific journals, grant bodies (German BMBF, European Union Horizon 2020), and Life Science VC investors. Member of the Board of Trustees of the BioRegion Rhein-Neckar.

Colleagues

Brough
Mr Stephen Brough
Data Strategy and Design Manager
GlaxoSmithKline
Delegate
Rimmer
Mr Darren Rimmer
Sample Management UK Group Leader
GlaxoSmithKline
Delegate
Shewchuk
Dr Lisa Shewchuk
Director
GlaxoSmithKline
Delegate
Vitale
Mr Stephen Vitale
Sr. Scientist
GlaxoSmithKline
Delegate
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