ApconiX at EUROTOX 2018

Dr Michael Morton, Professor Ruth Roberts, Dr Richard Knight and Dr Paul Duffy will be attending EUROTOX this September in Brussels. The theme for 2018 is “Toxicology Out of the Box” and reflects the federation’s willingness and enthusiasm to offer an innovative, forward-looking and imaginative scientific programme.  ‘"The theme for EUROTOX aligns perfectly with our [...]

By |2018-08-15T09:24:31+00:00August 15th, 2018|Toxicology, Events|Comments Off on ApconiX at EUROTOX 2018

ApconiX Welcomes George Buchanan

George joins ApconiX as a placement student for the month of August.  George graduated from the University of Newcastle last year after studying Biology.  He decided to take a year out before beginning a master’s degree in stem cell technology and regenerative medicine at the University of Nottingham in September. George was keen to gain [...]

By |2018-07-31T13:02:03+00:00July 31st, 2018|Ion Channels, Careers|Comments Off on ApconiX Welcomes George Buchanan

Mother and Daughter on Front cover

Ruth Roberts and Emma Walker were featured on the front cover of Toxicology Research this month.  The mother and daughter’s review article, Collaboration and competition: ethics in toxicology hit the headlines in Volume 7. The front cover was painted by Emma, an accomplished artist as well as scientist.  Emma is currently studying for her Master’s [...]

By |2018-07-22T18:28:03+00:00July 22nd, 2018|Toxicology, Publications|Comments Off on Mother and Daughter on Front cover

ApconiX Welcomes Katie Cox

Katie joins ApconiX as a placement student for the month of July.  Katie, a third-year student from Sheffield University studying Biomedical Sciences hopes to carry on with her studies and complete a master’s degree at Sheffield after graduation. Eager to gain experience of a real-world laboratory, Katie took her tutor’s advice and applied.  Dr Stephen [...]

By |2018-07-31T10:46:01+00:00July 5th, 2018|Ion Channels, Careers|Comments Off on ApconiX Welcomes Katie Cox

Project Toxicologist

The Role:  We are looking for a project toxicologist with at least 5 years of experience supporting diverse drug discovery and development projects.  Experience of small molecules, biologics and new modalities in any therapy area are all of interest.  You will have the experience and gravitas to work alone with clients in a project environment, [...]

By |2018-07-02T14:20:05+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Job Vacancies|Comments Off on Project Toxicologist

Target Safety Biologist/Market Intelligence Lead

The Role: We are looking for a research-minded scientist to join our team of target safety biologists.  The team create target safety assessments (TSAs) to help our growing list of clients make crucial decisions on progressing drug projects.  Each TSA involves compiling and interpreting relevant literature on a particular drug target to provide an expert [...]

By |2018-07-02T14:07:57+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Job Vacancies|Comments Off on Target Safety Biologist/Market Intelligence Lead

Understanding drug targets: no such thing as bad news

Abstract: How can small-to-medium pharma and biotech companies enhance the chances of running a successful drug project and maximise the return on a limited number of assets? Having a full appreciation of the safety risks associated with proposed drug targets is a crucial element in understanding the unwanted side-effects that might stop a project in [...]

By |2018-07-11T09:58:39+00:00June 6th, 2018|Toxicology, Publications|Comments Off on Understanding drug targets: no such thing as bad news

Ruth wins the 2018 SOT Founders Award!

The official photographs are out to show that it was all smiles in San Antonio earlier this year when I received the 2018 Society of Toxicology (SOT) founders award.  I was proud to be presented with the  plaque by my good friend and colleague, Leigh Ann Burns Naas.  Dr Burns Naas is SOT President as [...]

By |2018-05-30T13:46:49+00:00May 24th, 2018|Events|Comments Off on Ruth wins the 2018 SOT Founders Award!

Safety Must Be Prioritized In Drugs for Cancer

Despite the fact that the number of diagnosed cases of malignant mesothelioma are expected to rise in the next decades, there has been little real progress in available treatments, and the chemotherapy drug used to treat the disease is the same one that has been used for the last several  years. Though there is a [...]

By |2018-07-11T10:00:27+00:00May 16th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Safety Must Be Prioritized In Drugs for Cancer

RSB Presidents Dinner

Ruth Roberts (ApconiX) and Emma Walker (Kings College London) attended the Royal Society of Biology President's Dinner May 2nd 2018 where they chatted with Stephen Benn about the great work he does as Vice-President of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee and for the Society as their Director of Parliamentary Affairs. Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow succeeded [...]

By |2018-07-22T19:09:38+00:00May 9th, 2018|Events|Comments Off on RSB Presidents Dinner