ApconiX Opens a New Office in Sweden

ApconiX is excited to announce the opening of our new office in Sweden.  The subsidiary ApconiX AB will be located at AstraZeneca’s BioVentureHub in Mölndal, Gothenburg. ApconiX was formed by Dr Richard Knight, Dr Michael Morton and Professor Ruth Roberts in 2015 and is based at Alderley Park in Cheshire, U.K.   The co-founders have established [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:13:15+00:00February 7th, 2019|Ion Channels, Target Safety Assessments, Toxicology, Events|Comments Off on ApconiX Opens a New Office in Sweden

Professor Ruth Roberts Hosts ATS Meeting

Professor Ruth Roberts was elected President of the Academy of Toxicology Sciences in June 2018 and holds the position until June 2019.  She will be hosting the ATS Annual Business Meeting and Reception at SOT on Tuesday, March 12 where she will be presenting Dr William Slikker, Jr. with the 2019 Mildred Christian Award at [...]

By |2019-02-06T11:25:46+00:00February 6th, 2019|Toxicology, Events|Comments Off on Professor Ruth Roberts Hosts ATS Meeting

Professor Ruth Roberts Becomes an Honorary Fellow of the British Toxicology Society

ApconiX are delighted to learn that the BTS Executive Committee has elected Professor Ruth Roberts as Honorary Fellow of the British Toxicology Society (hon FBTS) in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the science and profession of Toxicology, including to the BTS. Ruth commented “It’s such an honour to be recognised in this way by [...]

By |2019-01-30T15:27:43+00:00January 31st, 2019|Toxicology, Events, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Professor Ruth Roberts Becomes an Honorary Fellow of the British Toxicology Society

Phumzile Sikakana Graduates

Phum graduated from the University of Sheffield this month with a master’s degree following research into “The role of the phosphoinositide (PI) 5-kinase PIKfyve in phagosome maturation and killing, using the amoeba and model phagocyte Dictyostelium discoideum”. It was brilliant to hear Phum had been awarded a distinction. Everyone at ApconiX says, “Well Done!”

By |2019-01-16T13:58:58+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Events|Comments Off on Phumzile Sikakana Graduates

ApconiX Awards Prize for Best Toxicology Project

ApconiX is very happy to sponsor the best MSc Toxicology Project prize at the University of Birmingham. This year’s winner was Christopher Cox.  Chris was investigating the mechanisms of toxicity of ferro-nucleobases developed at Birmingham by James Tucker (Professor of Supramolecular Chemistry) in pancreatic ductal adenoma cell lines. (J. Med. Chem., 2014, 57 (13), pp [...]

By |2019-02-06T11:35:21+00:00January 17th, 2019|Events|Comments Off on ApconiX Awards Prize for Best Toxicology Project

Professor Ruth Roberts on SOT Ballot

ApconiX is happy to announce that Professor Ruth Roberts is on the SOT ballot for the position of Vice President-Elect.  As Secretary to SOT, Ruth was the first non-US based Council member and now hopes to be the first non-US based President! ‘It’s a great honour to be asked to stand for election to lead [...]

By |2019-02-06T11:28:11+00:00January 9th, 2019|Events|Comments Off on Professor Ruth Roberts on SOT Ballot

Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays

The ApconiX team enjoyed a festive lunch at the Coach and Four in Wilmslow this Christmas. We'd all like to take this opportunity to wish everyone Happy Holidays, a Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Prosperous New Year. Here's to making lots of better decisions in 2019!

By |2018-12-21T17:20:41+00:00December 16th, 2018|Events|Comments Off on Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays

Alderley Park Companies Receive Bionow Awards

Drs Michael Morton and Richard Knight thoroughly enjoyed the Bionow 2018 Awards Dinner at the Mere Golf Resort & Spa, Cheshire on 29th November. The awards which recognise excellence, outstanding achievement and enterprise in a sector that is worth more than £13bn to the North’s economy, were sponsored by Manchester Science Partnerships, Alderley Park, Appleyard [...]

By |2018-12-16T19:10:57+00:00December 16th, 2018|Events|Comments Off on Alderley Park Companies Receive Bionow Awards

Insider Breakfast Golden Triangle Breakfast Event

Professor Ruth Roberts was thrilled to be invited to speak at Business Insider’s recent Golden Triangle Breakfast Event at Alderley Park in the Northwest.  The new golden triangle is part of a vision to take the Cheshire Science Corridor and create a golden triangle in the Northwest to rival the original golden triangle of Oxford, [...]

By |2018-11-28T16:41:51+00:00November 29th, 2018|Events|Comments Off on Insider Breakfast Golden Triangle Breakfast Event

Making safety a part of drug design

The Global Antibiotic R&D Partnership (GARDP) will host a live webinar with ApconiX's Dr Claire Sadler on ''Making safety a part of drug design" on 13th November 16.00-17.30 GMT.  Claire is an expert discovery project toxicologist specialising in early project safety assessment and risk mitigation.  In this webinar, she discusses the toxicological challenges and pitfalls [...]

By |2018-11-08T13:12:06+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Events|Comments Off on Making safety a part of drug design