Prof Peter Simpson

Prof Peter Simpson
Prof Peter Simpson
Chief Scientific Officer
Medicines Discovery Catapult
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Profile of Prof Peter Simpson

Peter is Chief Scientific Officer for Medicines Discovery Catapult. His expert biology teams collaborate with universities and SMEs around UK, generating innovative technology and assay methodologies to accelerate progress in therapeutic discovery. Peter has previously been Director of N8 Research Partnership, establishing multi-university research collaborations across the North of England and leading strategic engagement on innovation policy.
In 2020 at the start of the Covid pandemic, Peter led the establishment of the Alderley Park Lighthouse Lab, which now employs more than 600 staff and has delivered ~9 million Covid tests over the past year.
Previously, Peter has twenty years of experience in leading innovative drug discovery departments and programmes within major Pharmaceutical companies (Merck, AstraZeneca). He sits on multiple national and international advisory boards.

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Dr Laura Ajram
Psychiatry Consortium Programme Mgr
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Dr Martin Bachman
Lead Scientist
Medicines Discovery Catapult
Miss Heather Bottomley
Intern (Mass Spectrometry)
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Dr Helen Bright
Head of Infection Biology
Medicines Discovery Catapult
Ms Sarah Brockbank
Lead Scientist
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Dr Kepa Burusco-Goni
Cheminformatician
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Dr Jessie Bwanali
Business Development Manager
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Dr William Drewe
Business Development Manager
Medicines Discovery Catapult
Dr Sally-Ann Emmas
Lead Scientist
Medicines Discovery Catapult
Dr Michael Eyres
Postdoc - Biomarkers
Medicines Discovery Catapult
Miss Seema Fakira
Marketing Manager
Medicines Discovery Catapult
Dr Lorna FitzPatrick
Senior Scientist
Medicines Discovery Catapult
Dr Lucy Frost
Postdoctoral Scientist
Medicines Discovery Catapult
Dr Malcolm Haddrick
TBA
Medicines Discovery Catapult
Mr Marcus Harrison
Chief Operating Officer
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Dr Philippa Hart
Lead Scientist, Mass Spectrometry
Medicines Discovery Catapult
Miss Georgie Hett
MDC Event Manager
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Dr Gemma Holliday
Bioinformatician
Medicines Discovery Catapult
Mr Rafael Jimenez
Head of Bioinformatics
Medicines Discovery Catapult
Dr Emma Jones
Senior Scientist
Medicines Discovery Catapult
Miss Rebecca Kelly
Post Doctoral Scientist
Medicines Discovery Catapult
Dr Clare Kendrick
Senior Scientist
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Dr Martin Main
Head of Molecular Technologies
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Mrs Gayle Marshall
Lab & Emerging Products Lead
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Dr Sophie Nyberg
Senior Scientist
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Dr Emily Offer
Team Leader -Cell Model Validation
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Dr Anna Pallo
cheminformatician
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Dr Ekta Patel
Senior Scientist
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Dr NISHA PONNAPPAN
Postdoctoral Scientist
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Dr Samrina Rehman
Bioinformatics Data Scientist
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Dr Anderson RYAN
Head of Translational Science
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Dr Kerry Shea
Senior Scientist
Medicines Discovery Catapult
Dr Christopher Southan
Data Scientist
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Dr Chip Thornton
Senior Scientist - Immunology
Medicines Discovery Catapult
Dr Lauren Toms
Postdoctoral scientist
Medicines Discovery Catapult
Mr John Vincent
Senior Scientist
Medicines Discovery Catapult
Dr Graeme Wilkinson
Head of Virtual Discovery
Medicines Discovery Catapult
Dr Kirsty Winn
External project lead
Medicines Discovery Catapult
Dr Duygu Yilmaz
Senior Scientist
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