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Dr Louis J. Nisbet D.Sc. - Vivanova Ltd

Dr Louis Nisbet

Louis began his career in pharmaceuticals R&D with Roche, Glaxo and SmithKline during which period he achieved international recognition in the discovery of NCEs in infectious diseases. He was one of the UK’s first biotechnology entrepreneu...

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Chief Executive Officer

Paul Smith

An experienced Senior Executive with both General Management and Business Development experience in the pharmaceutical/CRO arena. Paul has an understanding of the drug development process from discovery to clinical research gained through m...

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Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder

Dr Sylviane Boucharens

Sylviane 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 med...

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Director of Chemistry

Dr Angus Morrison

Angus has over 15 years’ experience as a practising medicinal chemist leading both project and medicinal chemistry delivery in multinational and multidisciplinary teams. In his most recent role as Head of Chemistry at the European Screenin...

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Director of Biosciences

Dr Stuart McElroy

With over 15 years working in drug discovery Stuart has extensive experience of developing and trouble-shooting novel screening assays, designing screening cascades, compound screening, hit validation and supporting hit to lead and lead opt...

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Associate Director Biosciences

Dr Brian McFerran

Brian has more than 25 year’s experience in pharmaceutical research & development with over 15 years of those within preclinical drug discovery. He attained his PhD in Molecular Pharmacology from the University of St Andrews before undert...

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Associate Director of Chemistry

Dr Duncan McArthur

Duncan is an experienced medicinal chemist having worked in the pharmaceutical and not-for-profit sectors for over 18 years. He has broad scientific expertise in several therapeutic areas, working in both lead finding and lead optimisation...

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Chief Commercial Officer

Dr Mike Piper

Mike is an experienced life sciences professional with a track record in sales and marketing strategy, general management, licensing and contract negotiation. Mike was formerly Head of Sales and Marketing at CXR Biosciences, an investigati...

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CEO BioCity

Dr Glenn Crocker MBE DPhil

Glenn Crocker is an experienced CEO, company founder, non-executive director and investor in the life sciences sector. He has been CEO of BioCity Group since mid-2003, shortly after it was founded. He has a DPhil in Immunology from Oxford U...

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Associate Director, In Silico Discovery and Data Analysis

Dr Angelo Pugliese

Angelo is a highly experienced computational chemist, project leader and strategic contributor to discovery teams, and has over 15 years’ experience working across different organisations in US and UK. He has a PhD in computational chemistr...

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Ian McDonald

Ian is a Chartered Accountant and an experienced Finance Director/Chief Financial Officer with a successful track record gained in SMEs and PLCs in the manufacturing and customer service industries - particularly within life sciences, pharm...

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Chief Scientific Advisor

Dr Phil Jones

Phil has over 30 years medicinal chemistry and drug discovery experience from Roche, Organon, Schering-Plough, Merck and the University of Dundee including senior roles as Executive Director and Acting Site Head. He was a member of the Rese...

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Board Member

Dr David Milroy

David is a Partner at Maven Capital Partners where he is a member of Maven’s Investment Committee and is responsible for sourcing and executing private equity investments in Scotland as well as technology and life science investments across...

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