Drug Discovery 2022: driving the next life science revolution

Dr Simon Pitchford

Dr Simon Pitchford
Dr Simon Pitchford
Reader in Immunopharmacology
King's College London
Delegate / Speaker

Presentations at Drug Discovery 2022: driving the next life science revolution

Tue4  Oct11:05am(100 mins)
Chairing:

Session: Drug Discovery and Development in COPD
Room: Auditorium 4

Profile of Dr Simon Pitchford

Dr Simon Pitchford is a Reader in Immunopharmacology within the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science at King’s College London (KCL). Simon obtained his PhD at KCL and was then awarded a European Respiratory Society Research Fellowship to undertake post-doctoral studies at the University of Perugia, Italy. Simon then extended his post-doctoral studies at Imperial College London in 2005 before returning to KCL in 2010. Simon is interested in understanding the character and functions of platelets during host defence and inflammatory diseases. These actions of platelets are dissociated from their well-characterized involvement in haemostasis and thrombosis, and suggest a dichotomy in platelet activation and function exists that is dependent on the nature of the insult to the body. Simon’s research contributions have revealed that platelet activation is often critical for inflammation to progress. Simon is currently exploiting knowledge of these platelet activation pathways to assess how these might lead to the development of new therapies either to ‘boost’ host defence to combat infection, or conversely to ‘dampen’ inflammation in the case of inflammatory disorders such as asthma, and COPD. This might offer numerous opportunities for future drug intervention that are currently lacking with established anti-platelet drugs that have been developed for inhibiting platelet aggregation.

Colleagues

Dr Nasima Chowdhury
Visiting Researcher
King's College London
Dr Hemant Dhamne
Head, PD
King's College London
Dr Laleh Eskandari
Research Associate
King's college London
Miss Carla Gustafsson
PhD student
King's College London
Mr Md Mahbub Hasan
PhD Student
King's College London
Mr Md Ashiqul Islam
PhD Student, Pharmaceutical Science
King's College London
Mr Peiqin Jin
phD student
King's College London
Dr Munishikha Kalia
Post doc
King's College London
Mr Alexander Kalian
PhD Candidate - AI Toxicology
King's College London
Miss Linda Kherroubi
Student
King's College London
Dr Mark Laws
Postdoctoral Research Associate
King's College London
Miss Yunxiao Li
PhD student
King's College London
Dr Tom Phillips
Post-doctoral research associate
King's College London
Prof Miraz Rahman
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
King's College London
Mr Yusuf Seedat
Research Assistant
King's College London
Ms Maria Stavroulaki
Visiting Researcher
King's College London
Dr Alick Stephens
Research Fellow
King's College London

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