David Andrews recently spoke at ELRIG on the topic of understanding and manipulating protein-protein interactions using chemical biology approaches. A video interview with David for the Scientists’ Channel, in which he explains PPIs, can be viewed here: https://thescientistschannel.com/david-andrews
In March 2019, David Andrews visited Northgate High School Ipswich (his alma mater) to talk to a group of sixth-form students at a careers enrichment lunchtime meeting. During the session, David talked about his career journey from school to his position as Associate Director of Oncology Chemistry, Research & Development at AstraZeneca. He then explained, at a conceptual level, how molecules are designed, using PoPPI’s 3-D models of proteins to help him. For example, he explained the ‘Lock-and-Key’ theory of drug action. The students really enjoyed playing with the models … read more >
Aisha has recently joined the PoPPI project as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in synthesis and chemical biology. She is working on small molecule inhibitors of protein-protein interactions.
Congratulations to Kris on winning a poster prize at the RSC Chemical Biology and Bio-organic Group Postgraduate Symposium on 10 May 2018. The Symposium, hosted at the University of Leeds, was an opportunity for early career scientists from a broad range of chemical biology backgrounds to come together, share their work and discuss the latest research. Kris’s poster on experimental validation of hot residue predictions for β-strand mediated protein-protein interactions made an impression on the judges with its multidisciplinary emphasis. Kris has been with PoPPI since the start of the … read more >