Kimberly Rockley completed her PhD in the Division of Pharmacy at Durham University before joining us at ApconiX in June last year. Here she reflects on her first 6 months with the company. “Having gained a background in cancer biology, toxicology and in vitro research techniques from my Master’s degree and PhD research I was [...]
Team ApconiX had a fabulous time at their Christmas party - secret Santa brought tears of laughter and sorrow and the odd gasp! A few team members went incognito. Wishing everyone a lovely holiday and the very best for the coming year. Looking forward to a new decade and new challenges. See you in 2020!
Dr Michael Morton is attending “Accelerating Biopharma R&D with Innovative Biopharma Data Management and Analysis” at the Swiss Embassy in London today. The event was organised by Genedata. Speakers include Dr Peter Whitfield, Senior Scientific Data Analyst at GSK, Chris Wilson, Senior Scientist at Crescendo Biologics Limited, Alex Stowell, Lead Biologist at CRUK Manchester Institute [...]
ApconiX would like to congratulate Andrew Walker from BioScript for correctly guessing the number of sweets in the jar. There were 199 in total, lucky Andy gets to walk away with all that delicious Lindt chocolate! We have now raised over a £1000 since the summer for our charity of the year, Macmillan Cancer Support. [...]
ApconiX is delighted that Dr Kim Rockley's article ‘ Innovative models for in vitro detection of seizure‘ has now been accepted for publication in Toxicology Research. The article highlights how new technologies such as microelectrode array and ion channel screening offer the opportunity to screen for seizure liability in vitro, avoiding costly failures in preclinical [...]
Read the poster Dr Kim Rockley and Dr Michael Morton presented at ELRIG 2019 in Liverpool.
ApconiX is delighted to be presenting a poster at ELRIG 2019 titled “Sodium channel selectivity of two anti-epileptic drugs.” The poster includes research started by our placement student Priscilla Dumenu. Dr Michael Morton, Dr Richard Knight, Dr Kimberly Rockley, Phumzile Sikakana and Olivia Turner are all attending the conference. “I am really looking forward to [...]
Professor Ruth Roberts, Co-Founder and Director of ApconiX will be speaking at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) on Monday 4th November at 9:00am in a session entitled "Next Generation Technologies in Preclinical Development” chaired by Dr Shraddha Thakkar from the US FDA. Ruth’s talk is entitled “Science-Driven Design of the Preclinical Package: Case [...]
ApconiX welcomes Olivia Turner to the team. Olivia has just finished her second year studying Biomedical Sciences at The University of Sheffield and will be working at ApconiX as an industry placement student until Christmas. She will then join Aptus Clinical and continue her placement until the end of June. Choosing to take the Physiology [...]
Phumzile Sikakana talks about the final part of her Triple Half Marathon Challenge. “I took to the streets of south Manchester on Sunday the 13th of October to complete my final half marathon, making it 3 races in 6 weeks. Honestly, I had let my training slip since the start of the challenge, so I [...]