Karen Burnett

2021-08-20T13:26:20+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

2021-08-20T14:43:05+01:00

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Dr Laurence Bishop Head of Business Development

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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Kemal Haque

2021-09-22T12:14:44+01:00

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Kemal Haque | ApconiX

Kemal Haque

PhD

Kemal is a toxicologist with 20 years’ experience supporting biopharma projects from early discovery through clinical development. He has experience across different therapeutic areas, target classes, and modalities (small molecule and biologics) and has worked in both small biotech and large pharma organisations. Kemal has a track record of delivering timely, fit-for-purpose toxicology data packages, on budget and successfully devising and executing critical path risk mitigation strategies

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Tanya Coleman

2021-08-20T13:27:06+01:00

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Tanya Coleman

PhD

Tanya has more than 20 years’ experience in pharmaceutical project teams as a nonclinical ADME specialist and clinical pharmacologist. She held project and team leader roles at several large pharma companies before becoming an independent consultant.  In these roles, she has supported research teams as well as early and late clinical development projects, with a particular strength in oncology and infection.  Tanya has also led specialist groups in in vitro metabolism and drug transporters.

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Olivia Turner

2020-09-14T17:53:26+01:00

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Olivia Turner

Industry Placement

Olivia has recently completed her second year studying Biomedical Sciences at Sheffield University. Choosing to take the Physiology and Pharmacology route in her second year, Olivia is currently on a placement year (jointly with ApconiX and Aptus Clinical) to gain greater understanding of drug development and the pharmaceutical industry. She hopes to be able to finish her degree and move straight to studying for a Ph.D. Versatile, enthusiastic and highly adaptive, Olivia is a great addition to the ApconiX office as she learns about the essential role of drug safety in pharmaceuticals as well as what it’s like to be part of a growing company.

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Andrew Winkley

2021-09-22T12:19:39+01:00

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Andrew Winkley

PhD, DABT

Andrew has over 20 years of drug safety experience in industry at AstraZeneca and Vertex. He has a broad scientific background that includes mechanistic and regulatory toxicology, and biochemistry. His drug development experience covers the complete life cycle of drug development from discovery to late-stage development in several therapeutic areas including orphan indications, neuroscience, pain therapeutics, inflammatory diseases, infectious diseases, and oncology. Andrew has been involved in bringing several candidate molecules to clinical trials and most recently completed an NDA/MAA for a cystic fibrosis drug. Andrew is a highly adaptive project toxicologist who can assimilate and interpret a broad range of data from various disciplines to provide clear guidance to the project team.

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Paul Duffy

2021-05-20T14:22:07+01:00

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Paul Duffy | ApconiX

Dr Paul Duffy

PhD, ERT, FBTS

Paul is senior project toxicologist with particular expertise in new modalities including RNA therapeutics and regenerative medicines. He is an extremely highly experienced project toxicologist with invaluable submission experience in multiple territories including repurposing of existing drug projects for new applications. He has served on the BTS Executive Committee since 2006, and has many publications in peer reviewed journals. Paul is former senior project toxicologist at AstraZeneca and a former board member of Stem cells for Safer Medicines (SC4SM).

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Annette Zaar

2021-02-18T20:04:16+00:00

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Dr Annette Zaar-Hartmann

PhD

Annette is a senior bioanalytics and PKPD expert with 13 years of experience in the early development of biologics. Annette has worked across multiple therapy areas and on multiple biologics modalities including mAbs, mAb-constructs, Fabs, fusion proteins, peptides and vaccines. She is former Head of Immungenicity, former Head of Bioanalytics for Biologics and former PKPD Expert for Biologics at Novartis. Annette brings an understanding of integrated assay development for PK, PD and anti-drug antibodies as well as expertise in data interpretation and the subsequent development of a tailored PKPD strategy for biologics projects.

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Rob Wallis

2020-06-17T09:43:28+01:00

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Dr Rob Wallis

PhD

Rob is a pharmacologist by training with expertise in drug discovery and development.  He has more than 30 years industry experience as head of Safety pharmacology at Pfizer with a world-wide reputation in the area of drug-induced QT prolongation/non-clinical cardiovascular safety.  He has presented at many scientific conferences and at the FDA and is a member of the ICH E14 Q&A Technical Group.  He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Safety Pharmacology Society.

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Marie Cumberbatch

2020-01-22T11:25:17+00:00

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Marie Cumberbatch

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Marie is an established immunologist with over 30 years of experience gained in industry and academia. She has specific immune expertise in oncology and toxicology, most recently in the field of immuno-oncology biomarkers for efficacy, mode of action, patient selection and safety across all phases of the drug discovery process from early target identification through to clinical trials. Marie has many peer reviewed publications in her specialist area of immunology and is a former team leader the AstraZeneca Oncology Translation Sciences.

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