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 my friends and colleagues at the BTS.  I look forward to many more years of collaborating with them.”

As an Honorary Fellow Ruth will have free life-long membership of the BTS and is entitled to free registration for the BTS Annual Congress. Don’t forget the 2019 Annual Congress “Celebrating 40 years of the BTS” is at Robinson College, Cambridge between the 15th and 17th April.

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About the Author:

Dr Michael Morton, PhD, Director and Cofounder, ApconiX, UK, an integrated toxicology and ion channel company that brings together a team of world-renowned nonclinical safety experts with over 400 years of drug discovery and development experience. Mike graduated from the University of Wolverhampton with a degree in Biomedical Sciences and then aspiration to work in hospital pathology. Having finished his Sandwich placement in Clinical Biochemistry at Sandwell Hospital and Mike subsequently gained a MSc in Clinical Biochemistry from the University of Manchester and carried out research into porphyrin metabolism. Moving to the University of Leeds, Mike completed his PhD in Pharmacology at researching adenosine receptor expression in the rat kidney . Mike was introduced to ion channels as a Post-Doc at Leeds and Yale University, patching with the likes of Fred Sigworth and Steve Hebert, then joined the Global Ion Channel Initiative at AstraZeneca. Mike worked at AstraZeneca for eight years before founding ApconiX with Professor Ruth Roberts and Dr Richard Knight. Mike has a serious passion for ion channels. And he’s very good at them . He is a serious scientist (with a serious sense of humour) who wants to make sure that every customer understands the consequences of the results he obtains and works with his colleagues to ensure a better decision is made on drug safety.