Emily Johnson

2021-07-10T09:15:23+01:00

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Emily Johnson | Ion Channels | ApconiX

Emily Johnson

PhD

After completing her BSc Neuroscience (1st class, Hons), Emily studied the role of T-type Ca2+ channels in proliferative cardiovascular disease for her PhD (University of Leeds). Having cemented a love for electrophysiology, she spent 5 years working as a post-doctoral Research Fellow, utilising her expertise with patch-clamp electrophysiology, optogenetics and 2-photon Ca2+ imaging, to address novel Neuroscience research questions.  A natural problem solver and collaborative researcher, Emily has a tenacious attitude useful for acquiring high-quality, reproducible data.

Michael Morton | Director | ApconiX
Michael Morton
Karen Jones | Ion Channel Screening | ApconiX
Karen Jones
Dr Kimberly Rockley | ApconiX
Kimberly Rockley

Helen Garside

2021-07-08T12:59:01+01:00

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Helen Garside | Target Safety assessments | ApconiX

Helen Garside

PhD

Helen has over 10 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry focused on predictive and mechanistic toxicology.  She has expertise in early project toxicology gained through roles in discovery safety and safety pharmacology, supporting projects across multiple therapy areas. Helen has a passion for collaborative working and applying the latest technology to toxicology.

Professor Ruth Roberts
Ruth Roberts
Dr James Sidaway | TSA Discipline Lead | ApconiX
James Sidaway
Target Safety Assessments
Target Safety Assessments

Louisa Lake

2021-07-08T14:28:33+01:00

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Louisa Lake | Admin and Finance | ApconiX

Louisa Lake

Louisa has worked for over 18 years in a customer facing role.  A natural relationship builder, Louisa is process driven, communicative, supportive, and thorough.  She is a great addition to the expanding ApconiX team.

Julie Knight | Finance Manager | ApconiX
Julie Knight
Olivia Turner | ApconiX
Olivia Turner
William O'Brien | Finance Advisor | ApconiX
William O’Brien

Sean Hammond

2021-07-22T15:12:21+01:00

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Dr Sean Hammond | TSA | ApconiX

Sean Hammond

PhD

Sean holds a PhD in immuno-pharmacology from the University of Liverpool, focused on developing experimental and conceptual means to address T-cell mediated hypersensitivity reactions. He has long-standing links with drug safety research at Liverpool; having received the Syngenta prize for Pharmacology at degree level, and maintains an academic profile. He has several publications focused on the immuno-toxicological aspects of small molecular weight compounds and immune-checkpoint inhibitors. Sean particularly values integrating the approaches of inter-disciplinary experts in order to drive knowledge-based decision-making in drug development projects from inception to clinical delivery.

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Professor Ruth Roberts | Director | ApconiX
Ruth Roberts
Dr Kimberly Rockley | ApconiX
Kimberly Rockley
Phumzile Sikakana | Target Safety Assessments | ApconiX
Phumzile Sikakana

Angela Stokes

2021-07-07T14:36:39+01:00

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Angela Stokes | ApconiX

Angela Stokes

MSc CSci CChem FRSC FTOPRA

Angela has a strong scientific background in chemistry, pharmacology and toxicology and over 30 years of regulatory affairs experience in medicinal product and medical device development.   She has extensive experience of ICH, FDA and Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) guidelines for a wide range of pharmaceutical products, and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards for medical devices, in vitro diagnostics and quality systems. She has been influential in regulatory affairs training and mentoring and is a Fellow of The Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs (TOPRA) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Angela was the winner of the 2015 TOPRA Award for Contribution and 2020 TOPRA Award for Inspiration.  Angela’s knowledge, breadth of experience in regulatory affairs, toxicology and pharmacology abilities and strategic approach aligns with and supports the toxicology group in ApconiX.

Simon Craige | ApconiX
Simon Craige
Kemal Hague
Kemal Haque
Paul Duffy | Toxicologist | ApconiX
Paul Duffy

Karen Featherstone

2021-07-07T14:36:20+01:00

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Karen Featherstone

Karen Featherstone

PhD

Karen is a Medical Writer with extensive experience in communicating health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) through a range of market access materials. Having worked within a global contract research organisation, she has a track record of delivering high quality, evidence-based materials to clients from across the pharmaceutical industry (from the top ten global pharmaceutical companies to small biotechnology companies) and across multiple disease areas, including infectious diseases and inflammatory disorders, cancer and rare genetic disorders. Karen has a comprehensive understanding of the core needs and challenges in gaining drug reimbursement and enjoys using her broad scientific knowledge to provide solutions to these challenges.

Professor Ruth Roberts
Ruth Roberts
Dr James Sidaway | TSA Discipline Lead | ApconiX
James Sidaway
Dr Duncan Armstrong | Pharmacologist | ApconiX
Duncan Armstrong

James Sidaway

2021-07-22T15:17:53+01:00

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Dr James Sidaway | TSA Discipline Lead | ApconiX

James Sidaway

PhD

James is an experienced and innovative toxicologist having worked for over 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry with AstraZeneca and as an independent consultant. As a molecular-investigative toxicologist he helped resolve safety issues for a wide range of drug discovery and development projects across the major therapy areas. He has also developed advanced in vitro models for organ toxicity screening, pioneered the application of novel technology and informatics platforms and has a strong track record of delivering Target Safety Assessments.  James (also known as Sid)  has a real interest in solving mechanisms of drug toxicity and is energised by working collaboratively in industry, academic and commercial settings.

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Professor Ruth Roberts | Director | ApconiX
Ruth Roberts
Claire Sadler | Toxicologist | ApconiX
Claire Sadler
Duncan Armstrong
Duncan Armstrong

Simon Craige

2021-07-22T14:25:47+01:00

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Simon Craige | Toxicologist | ApconiX

Simon Craige

MSc, ERT, DABT

Simon is a European Registered Toxicologist and Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology with over 15 years of nonclinical and toxicology experience within various pharmaceutical and medical device settings.  Simon has worked within biotech and a number of CROs across a diverse range of therapeutic areas in both Discovery and Development.  His experience includes a variety of therapeutic platforms including small molecules, biologicals, and medical devices.  During his career, he has acted as a single point of contact for the planning and monitoring outsourced studies, interpretation of study results, contingency planning/troubleshooting, report reviewing and authoring of regulatory documents.  Simon’s knowledge, breadth of experience and pragmatic approach aligns perfectly with the toxicologist group in ApconiX as we support our growing client base.

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Dr Mike Morton
Mike Morton

Karen Burnett

2020-09-14T17:40:46+01:00

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Dr Karin Burnett | Toxicologist | ApconiX

Dr Karin Burnett

PhD, DABT

Karin is a toxicologist with extensive experience of drug safety having worked for a number of pharmaceutical companies including Zeneca, SmithKline Beechams and Shire Pharmaceuticals.  More recently Karin has worked with Public Health England and Imperial College, London (Toxicology Unit) as a scientific writer compiling detailed literature reviews on a wide variety of subjects for the government advisory Committees on Carcinogenicity (COC) and Mutagenicity (COM).  Karin brings depth and breadth of experience gained from the application of toxicology in diverse sectors.

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Laurence Bishop

2021-07-22T14:24:01+01:00

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Dr Laurence Bishop | Head of Business Development | ApconiX

Dr Laurence Bishop

PhD

Laurence is an experienced DMPK and toxicological Scientist, with 20 years of non-clinical drug development and chemical experience at medium and large CROs as well as within AstraZeneca. Specialising in Business Development for the last 13 years Laurence combines a passion for appropriate pharmaceutical development and a knowledge of project scientific and commercial needs. he is well placed to support both our customers and Apconix to best deliver non-clinical safety programmes. Laurence has a proven track record for communication, ownership, integrity and delivery, building mutually beneficial and lasting customer relationships.

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Mike Morton