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Christopher Southan

The IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY, UK

Dr Christopher Southan (B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D.) is a Senior Cheminformatican for the IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY database (GtoPdb) at Edinburgh University, working remotely in Sweden for the team since 2013.   Prior to this he set up TW2Informatics for contract work on patent informatics for SureChem and the AstraZeneca (AZ) Chemistry Connect project.  In 2008/9 he coordinated the ELIXIR Database Provider Survey at EBI; in 2004-7 was a Team Leader in AZ Molecular Sciences, preceded by senior bioinformatics positions at Oxford Glycosciences, Gemini Genomics, and SmithKline Beecham.  His papers, retrievable via “Southan C” in PubMed, include “Expanding opportunities for mining bioactive chemistry from patents”  (PMID: 26194581) and “Analysis of in vitro bioactivity data extracted from drug discovery literature and patents” (PMID: 21569515).  Further details on LinkedIN.

http://www.linkedin.com/in/cdsouthan

 

 

Contributions

An Updated Comparison of Selected Public and Commercial Bioactive Chemistry Databases (ICIC 2009) Tutorial - Digging bioactive chemistry out of patents using open resources (ICIC 2017) Looking at the gift horse: pros and cons of over 20 million patent-extracted structures in PubChem (ICIC 2017) The open patent chemistry “big bang”: Implications, opportunities and caveats (ICIC 2015) Complementarity Between Public and Commercial Databases of Bioactive Compounds: Extending the Linkage Between Chemistry and Biology (ICIC 2008)
Christopher Southan
Christopher Southan