Prof Neil Carragher

Prof Neil Carragher
Prof Neil Carragher
Professor of Drug Discovery and Director of Translation
University of Edinburgh
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Profile of Prof Neil Carragher

Neil graduated from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland UK in 1992 with a B.Sc Honours degree in the subject of “Cell and Immunobiology”. He then took up a position within industry at the Yamanouchi Research Institute, Oxford, England UK where he also gained his PhD. He then held consecutive postdoctoral positions within the Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA and at the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Glasgow, Scotland UK. In 2004 Neil returned to the pharmaceutical industry as Principal Scientist with the Advanced Science and Technology Laboratory at AstraZeneca where he pioneered early multiparametric high-content phenotypic screening approaches. In 2010 he once again made the career switch from industry to academia and took up the post of Principal Investigator of Drug Discovery at the University of Edinburgh where he leads a research group and is currently Director of Translation. Primary research interests include advancing high-content analysis, phenotypic screening, Reverse Phase Protein Array technology, drug combinations and innovating drug discovery. Neil is also a member of the board of directors for the Society of Biomolecular Imaging and Informatics https://sbi2.org/ and co-founder of the spin out company PhenoTherapeutics Ltd. https://www.phenotherapeutics.com/.

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