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Please join us for a CMVM Innovation Group networking event featuring Dr Duncan Holmes, European Head - Discovery Partnerships with Academia for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
The event will take place on Thursday 6 April from 12-1pm in the Wellcome Trust Auditorium, Queen’s Medical Research Institute.
This is your opportunity to hear Duncan discuss the collaborative partnership the University of Edinburgh has with GSK to discover and develop medicines with the potential to treat severe acute pancreatitis (SAP), a devastating condition for which there is currently no available therapy.
The collaboration was formed through GSK’s Discovery Partnerships with Academia (DPAc) initiative. The goal of this initiative is to bring together the complementary skills from academia and GSK into partnerships that could translate innovative academic research into medicines for patients.
Duncan will also talk in more general terms about GSK and the DPAc initiative - including what makes a good DPAc, what GSK is looking for and how the initiative runs within GSK.
He is European Head of Discovery Partnerships with Academia which is a GSK initiative that creates integrated partnerships with academic groups to undertake early drug discovery and translate innovative research into medicines.
Duncan established DPAc in late 2010, successfully developing the first collaborations in the UK, before the initiative was expanded globally. Multiple projects are now up and running with academics at European institutions.
He has previously led both chemistry and multidisciplinary departments at GSK, undertaking drug discovery across a range of therapeutic areas, delivering many quality candidates that have progressed to Phase II clinical trials and beyond.
Prior to working in Pharma, Duncan completed his undergraduate studies in chemistry from Southampton University, followed by his PhD in bioorganic chemistry with Professor John Robinson before undertaking postdoctoral research with a Royal Society European Exchange Programme Fellowship to work with Professor Duilio Arigoni at the ETH, Zurich.
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