Dr Simon MacKenzie

Chief Executive Officer

Simon is part of the BioAscent management team. He has more than 14 years experience in drug discovery R&D, identifying drug discovery solutions, creating collaborative alliances, and designing, project managing and delivering the resulting multinational R&D projects. Prior to BioAscent, Simon was Director of Product Strategy Center at the Tokyo head office of the Japanese pharmaceutical company, Kyorin, responsible for promotion and pipeline enhancement of the Respiratory Disease franchise. Before this he was Head of Operations for a well-established biology focused contract research drug discovery company. Simon has a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Dundee.

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Dr Sylviane Boucharens

Chief Operations Officer/ Chief Scientific Officer

Sylviane is part of the BioAscent management team and co-founder. She has more than 20 years’ experience in scientific research and drug discovery environment. Sylviane has a track record in building and leading outstanding and productive teams into seamless successful enterprises in start-up and medium and large pharma environment. Prior to BioAscent Sylviane was Head of Global Compound repository and in-vitro Screening (Merck Sharp & Dohme, Newhouse Scotland). She was also responsible for managing a portfolio of early Drug Discovery projects in Cardiovascular from Target Identification and validation to Lead Optimisation. Sylviane attained her PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France, followed by post-doctoral positions at the INSERM U366 Laboratory, France and University of Manchester, UK under the Wellcome Trust International Fellowship.

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