Professor Andrew Hopkins, NPSC's Director, is the 2017 Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) - Chemistry World Entrepreneur of the year. This prestigious prize, is part of the 'Chemistry means business awards" and is awarded to individuals who demonstrated creativity and vision, driving chemistry innovation to commercial success for their business. Award winners are chosen by a panel of senior scientists and industry executives and selected for their contribution to innovation and commercial success. Andrew won the award for his role as CEO of the University of Dundee spin-out Exscientia, which he founded with co-worker and Exscientia-CTO Jérémy Besnard. Jérémy picked up the "Rising Star" award at the same ceremony. Exscientia, the first company to automate drug design, has also hit the headlines recently by signing two major multi-million strategic collaborations with GSK and Sanofi.
Read more about Andrew's career and aspirations in Chemistry World in Sarah Houlton's article: "Amplifying intelligent drug design".