Birmingham Drug Discovery Hub Team

Meet the team

Dr Holly Adcock

Dr Holly Adcock

Research Fellow

School of Chemistry

Dr Holly Adcock is a Research Fellow in the School of Chemistry with a strong background in synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry. Her research is based around utilisation and development of a wide range of synthetic chemistry to enable and accelerate multidisciplinary drug discovery programs across campus as well as the development and maintenance of the Haworth Chemically-Enabled Compound ...

Telephone
07791383230
Email
h.v.adcock@bham.ac.uk

Dr Liam Cox

Dr Liam Cox

Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer
Reader in Biological Organic Chemistry

School of Chemistry

Dr Liam Cox is a Reader in Biological Organic Chemistry at The University of Birmingham and heads up the School’s Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery Research Theme. 

Since joining Birmingham in 1999, he has supervised over 20 PhD students, published extensively in the scientific literature and secured funding from the EPSRC and MRC, EU, Wellcome Trust, The Leverhulme Trustand ...

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 3524
Email
l.r.cox@bham.ac.uk

Dr Alan M Jones

Dr Alan M Jones

Senior Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry

School of Pharmacy

Alan is a Senior Lecturer in Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Drug Discovery Ambassador, Head of Year 2 of the MPharm programme, Chemistry for Pharmacists II module lead, the College of Medical and Dental Sciences (MDS) Chemical Safety Lead, and Institute of Clinical Sciences (ICS) Chemical Safety Advisor. He is the MDS lead for the University’s Health & Safety Advisory Group ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7288
Email
a.m.jones.2@bham.ac.uk

Professor Ruth Roberts

Professor Ruth Roberts

Chair in Drug Discovery

School of Biosciences

Ruth began her academic career in the laboratory of T Michael Dexter at the CRC Patterson institute where her PhD studies contributed to defining the stem cell niche (Roberts et al., (1988) Nature 332: 376-378. 306).  She then conducted postdoctoral research at Cancer Research UK under Professors Karol Sikora and Bill Gullick.  In 1990, Ruth joined ICI CTL as a junior lab head ...

Telephone
+44 121 371 8113
Email
r.roberts.4@bham.ac.uk

Dr Kimberley Roper

Dr Kimberley Roper

Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry

School of Pharmacy

Dr Kim Roper is a Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry within the School of Pharmacy in the Institute of Clinical Sciences. She carries out research in organic chemistry focussing on the synthesis of small molecules and is involved in the development and delivery of the Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) undergraduate degree programme.

Kim has very strong background in organic synthesis, having been trained ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3643
Email
k.a.roper@bham.ac.uk
 

Nikos Batis Cancer and Genomic Sciences, College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Dr Angie Murray, College of Medical and Dental Sciences

 

Professional Services partners 

Holly SearsonHolly Searson - Business Engagement Partner, Life and Environmental Sciences

 h.l.searson@bham.ac.uk   + 44 (0)7970 397 568 

Holly is responsible for the development and implementation of the business engagement strategy within LES focusing on areas such as healthy ageing, air pollution and mental health.

 

profile-jonothanDr Jonathan Watkins - Head of Intellectual Property, University of Birmingham 

j.watkins.1@bham.ac.uk  + 44 (0)121 414 9090. 

Formerly a research chemist and new product development manager, Jonathan has worked for the University of Birmingham since 2002. In addition to identifying, developing and commercialising IP, Jonathan is also highly experienced in licensing out technology, setting up spin-out and start-up companies and arranging other types of commercial contracts.