About Ruth Roberts

Professor Ruth A Roberts, PhD, ATS, FBTS, ERT, FRSB, FRCPath. A co-founder of ApconiX, Ruth has 25 years of experience in leading roles in drug safety within large pharma. Ruth is also Chair and Director of Drug Discovery at The University of Birmingham, UK and was previously Global Head of Regulatory Safety at AstraZeneca. With over 140 publications in peer-reviewed journals, she is former president of the British Toxicology Society, former president of EUROTOX, former secretary to SOT and President of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences. Ruth was the recipient of the SOT Achievement award in 2002, the EUROTOX Bo Holmstedt Award in 2009 and the SOT Founders award in 2018 for outstanding leadership in toxicology. Ruth is an established science professional bringing rigorous expert thinking to toxicology, drug discovery and drug development.

Syngene Fireside Chat

Creating the RIGHT Toxicology Strategy: Learning from the Past to Shape the Future Syngene Fireside Chat In this 45-minute interactive virtual discussion on the topic ‘Creating the RIGHT toxicology strategy: Learning from the past to shape the future,’ we have Professor Ruth Roberts, Ph.D., ATS, FBTS, ERT, FRSB, FRCPath, [...]

By |2021-10-13T16:54:03+01:00October 13th, 2021|Company News|Comments Off on Syngene Fireside Chat

Life Science Innovation

It’s Time for Action on Sex Bias in Clinical Trials Life Science Innovation Launched 30th September 2021.  You'll find a hard copy of the publication within the New Scientist. Read the online version here Download PDF Life Science Innovation It’s Time for Action on Sex Bias in Clinical Trials [...]

By |2021-10-06T15:10:06+01:00September 30th, 2021|Company News|Comments Off on Life Science Innovation

ApconiX Exhibiting at BioForward 2021

ApconiX Exhibiting BioForward 2021 Laurence Bishop, Head of Business Development and Pauline Garner, Senior Project Manager, are looking forward to attending BioForward 2021 next week. ApconiX will be exhibiting at this event.  BioForward 2021 will take place LIVE and in-person on Thursday 23 September at The King's Centre in [...]

By |2021-09-15T14:52:40+01:00September 15th, 2021|Events|Comments Off on ApconiX Exhibiting at BioForward 2021

The Importance Of ‘Agility’

The Importance Of 'Agility' We couldn’t agree more with the 2020 Forbes Article describing Agility as the new superpower. Agility has allowed ApconiX to thrive and grow during the pandemic and to integrate new working practices into our future ways of working.  So, what does agility mean for us? Primarily, it means [...]

By |2021-09-14T10:26:11+01:00August 5th, 2021|Careers|Comments Off on The Importance Of ‘Agility’

ApconiX Welcomes Dr Sean Hammond

ApconiX Welcomes Dr Sean Hammond ApconiX is delighted to welcome Dr Sean Hammond who joins us as an Immunotoxicology Lead and is the latest addition to our growing target safety assessment team. Sean recently completed his PhD at the University of Liverpool, following on from his first degree in [...]

By |2021-09-08T13:47:59+01:00July 22nd, 2021|Careers|Comments Off on ApconiX Welcomes Dr Sean Hammond

ApconiX Welcomes Dr James Sidaway

ApconiX Welcomes Dr James Sidaway ApconiX is delighted to welcome Dr James Sidaway who joins us as Target Safety Assessment (TSA) Discipline Lead.  The target safety assessment team is growing as the demand for our service continues to increase significantly. James (also known as Sid) is an experienced and [...]

By |2021-09-08T13:48:16+01:00July 22nd, 2021|Careers|Comments Off on ApconiX Welcomes Dr James Sidaway

Professor Ruth Roberts Joins the Drug Discovery Experts of beLAB1407

Professor Ruth Roberts Joins the Drug Discovery Experts of beLAB1407 Professor Ruth Roberts is leading the newly created beLAB1407 on behalf of the University of Birmingham, one of four UK universities selected for investment by the drug development company Evotec SE and the global pharmaceutical company Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS).  This new [...]

By |2021-08-11T16:11:49+01:00June 16th, 2021|Events|Comments Off on Professor Ruth Roberts Joins the Drug Discovery Experts of beLAB1407

ApconiX is Recruiting an Admin & Finance Assistant

We are recruiting an Admin & Finance Assistant (initially part time with flexible working options).ApconiX is a team of world-renowned nonclinical safety experts with over 400 years of drug discovery and development expertise. We were formed in 2015 by three scientists with the drive and ambition to create a unique company. We are [...]

By |2021-05-11T14:20:19+01:00February 21st, 2021|Careers|Comments Off on ApconiX is Recruiting an Admin & Finance Assistant

Phumzile Sikakana Celebrates a Few Firsts: First Paper as First Author and First Paper with ApconiX

Phumzile Sikakana Celebrates a Few Firsts: First Paper as First Author and First Paper with ApconiX It’s great to have something to celebrate this year and ApconiX was delighted to hear Phumzile Sikakana had her first paper published with ApconiX.  It was also Phum’s first, first author paper! A [...]

By |2021-06-17T11:23:06+01:00November 25th, 2020|Publications|Comments Off on Phumzile Sikakana Celebrates a Few Firsts: First Paper as First Author and First Paper with ApconiX