Dr. Adrian Fowkes, Principal Scientist
Name: Dr. Adrian Fowkes
Job Title: Principal Scientist
Hi, my name is Adrian and I am a Principal Scientist at Lhasa.
My background is in organic chemistry and its interface with biology, which I became interested in during my undergraduate studies. I pursued these interests by undertaking a PhD and a postdoc in chemical biology, focusing my research on the synthesis of selective ligands for a range of biological targets. During this time, I was also interested in applying techniques that can speed up the drug discovery process, which involved undertaking projects in developing new high-throughput assays and computer-aided drug design.
I joined Lhasa in December 2013, where I have been able to continue applying my scientific interests and skills to a range of challenges in toxicology. I have contributed to the development of several models and tools to enable predictions of toxicity. Personal development is also highly encouraged at Lhasa, which has allowed me to expand my data science toolbox. I enjoy the collaborative atmosphere at Lhasa, where talented teams deliver solutions that enable our members to make better decisions during chemical safety assessments. This ethos led me to take a position as Science Team Leader in 2019, where my role is to ensure that members of the Science Team work in an environment where their research and collaborations can excel.
Outside of work I enjoy playing football, cycling and brewing beer.