Professor Ruth Roberts Receives International Award

Professor Ruth Roberts – co-founder and director of nonclinical safety company, ApconiX based at Alderley Park, Cheshire – is the first non-US-based scientist to receive a prestigious international award for professionals specialising in drug and chemical safety.

She is only the tenth person to receive the US-based Society of Toxicology (SOT) Founders Award, presented for “outstanding leadership in fostering the role of toxicological sciences in safety decision making”.

Professor Roberts joins more than two-dozen other professionals acknowledged by the Society of Toxicology in its latest awards for “the furtherance of the science of toxicology”.

Read more here: Professor Ruth Roberts of Alderley Park’s ApconiX Receives International Award for Drug and Chemical Safety Work


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Professor Ruth A Roberts, PhD, ATS, FBTS, ERT, FRSB, FRCPath Director and Cofounder, ApconiX, UK and Chair and Director of Drug Discovery, University of Birmingham, UK Ruth is chair of drug discovery at Birmingham University, UK and Cofounder of ApconiX, 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. Previously, Ruth was Global Head of Regulatory Safety at AstraZeneca and Director of Toxicology for Aventis. Ruth is an established science professional bringing rigorous expert thinking to toxicology, drug discovery and drug development. With >140 publications in peer reviewed journals, she is focused on reducing attrition attributable to safety and toxicity. A former president of the British Toxicology Society, former president of EUROTOX, former secretary to SOT and president elect of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences, Ruth was the recipient of the SOT Achievement award in 2002, the EUROTOX Bo Holmstedt Award in 2009 and the SOT Founders award in 2018 for outstanding leadership in toxicology.