I’ve been an editor at the Royal Society of Chemistry since 2018 and before joining I completed a degree in medicinal chemistry, a PhD and postdoc in computational chemistry and taught secondary school science.
My love of research and reading about new ideas and discoveries is why I was drawn away from the classroom and to scientific publishing.
My personal interests include obscure music that none of my colleagues have heard of, hard sci-fi novels, long cardigans and hoping that Ross County score more goals than they let in.
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End-to-end AI drug discovery process predicts potential inhibitors for a protein implicated in liver cancer
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Machine learning predicts electron densities with DFT accuracy
Non-covalent interactions and electron densities can be explored quickly without the need for expensive and time-consuming quantum chemical calculations
Retrosynthetic algorithm broadened to design similar, but different, molecules
Chematica can now design efficient syntheses for large compound libraries
Bacterial lasso gets to the heart of stem cell retention problem
A sticky bacterial protein on the surface of stem cells increases homing and retention on damaged heart tissue
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