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Astex in the News
Cryo-EM Incites a “Resolution Revolution,” Rousing Drug Discovery article – Includes interview with Astex’s Senior Director (Molecular Sciences) Dr. Pamela Williams featured in the Cryo-EM meets fragment-based drug design section
Astex enters new partnership with the UK Dementia Research Institute to accelerate progress in dementia research
Astex and AstraZeneca deliver ‘landmark’ breast cancer drug
Cancer Research UK and Newcastle University announce alliance extension with Astex Pharmaceuticals (UK)
Astex wins 3 awards for participating in The BioIndustry Association (BIA) 850 Global Challenge for Kidney Research UK 2022
For the challenge we ran/walked 85km, cycled 850km or swam 8.5km as a minimum during April and May to raise money for Kidney Research UK. Astex won the following awards: Astex Team C for Corporate won Best Fundraising Team, Astex scientist Shirly Chen won Longest Distance Covered and Astex scientist Puja Pathuri won Top Fundraiser.
David Rees, Chief Scientific Officer, joins The Rosalind Franklin Institute (RFI) Board of Directors
Taiho and Astex Extend Strategic Oncology Collaboration with MSD Granting Exclusive License to SHP2 Program
David Rees, Chief Scientific Officer, inducted to the Royal Society of Chemistry BMCS (Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector) Hall of Fame
Astex’s VP Intellectual Property, Michelle Jones, is named as one of the Managing IP Corporate IP Stars of 2020
The Managing IP Corporate IP Stars 2020 list recognises in-house practitioners for their contributions to the protection and management of their company’s IP assets and/or influence in the IP community.
Astex CSO, David Rees, elected as new Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences
50 leading biomedical and health scientists were chosen for their exceptional contributions to advancing biomedical science and elected to the prestigious Academy Fellowship.
Merck Establishes Strategic Oncology Collaboration with Taiho and Astex (KRAS programme)
Astex scientist, Pamela Williams, wins the Biochemical Society’s Industry and Academic Collaboration Award
This prestigious Award recognises an individual who has made an inspirational contribution to the biosciences and industry-academia interactions.
Astex is featured in Biology Impacting Lives, an ITN Productions programme created in partnership with the Royal Society of Biology
Featuring key industry interviews and news-style reports along with sponsored editorial profiles, the programme is introduced by renowned National newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky and features interviews with Dr Harren Jhoti FRS, President and CEO, and Dr Nicola Wallis, VP, Biology at Astex and Emeritus Professor Herbie Newell OBE from Newcastle University.
Astex targets CNS with fragment-based approach
Article in Nature Biopharma Dealmakers by Astex VP & Head of CNS, Lee Dawson.
Astex scientist, Alison Woolford, wins Capps Green Zomaya Award
This prestigious Award recognises work in medicinal chemistry.
Open Innovation: The Answer To Slow Pharmaceutical Productivity
Article in European CEO by Astex President and CEO, Harren Jhoti
Sustaining Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowships
Astex has launched a new Postdoctoral training programme