Our People

People overview

NPSC has a talented team of people who deliver industry-standard phenotypic screening data and facilitate target deconvolution. These results are translated to solve grand challenges in the life sciences, and achieve positive impacts on society and the economy. 

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Scientific Team

  • Zoe Gage

    Zoe Gage, PhD.

    Screening Scientist

    Zoe gained a BSc (Hons) in molecular biology from the University of St Andrews in 2009 and an MSc in medical microbiology, specialising in virology, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2012. More recently, Zoe completed her PhD in molecular virology at the University of St Andrews where her research focused on the development of cell-based fluorescent assays for use in high-throughput screening. These assays sought to identify novel inhibitors of the interferon response and compounds that modulate the functions of viral interferon antagonists. She is now a Screening Scientist at the NPSC lab in Dundee.

    Zoe Gage

    Zoe Gage, PhD.

    Screening Scientist

    Zoe gained a BSc (Hons) in molecular biology from the University of St Andrews in 2009 and an MSc in medical microbiology, specialising in virology, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2012. More recently, Zoe completed her PhD in molecular virology at the University of St Andrews where her research focused on the development of cell-based fluorescent assays for use in high-throughput screening. These assays sought to identify novel inhibitors of the interferon response and compounds that modulate the functions of viral interferon antagonists. She is now a Screening Scientist at the NPSC lab in Dundee.

  • Alistair Langlands

    Alistair Langlands, PhD

    Assay Development Scientist

    Alistair graduated from the University of Glasgow with a BSc Honours degree in Genetics in 2008. He then moved to the University of Dundee where he competed a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology. He then took up consecutive postdoctoral positions within the department of Cell and Developmental Biology, where he worked extensively with and developed phenotypic assays for 3D intestinal organoid cultures. He joined the National Phenotypic Screening Centre where he will work to develop novel phenotypic assays for drug discovery research.

    Alistair Langlands

    Alistair Langlands, PhD

    Assay Development Scientist

    Alistair graduated from the University of Glasgow with a BSc Honours degree in Genetics in 2008. He then moved to the University of Dundee where he competed a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology. He then took up consecutive postdoctoral positions within the department of Cell and Developmental Biology, where he worked extensively with and developed phenotypic assays for 3D intestinal organoid cultures. He joined the National Phenotypic Screening Centre where he will work to develop novel phenotypic assays for drug discovery research.

  • Emma Gutcher

    Emma Gutcher BSc (Hons)

    Technician

    Emma studied Zoology at the University of Dundee and built a strong background in Bioinformatics during her honours project. She has since supported a range of research groups within the university; specialising in tissue culture within the MRC department and compound management at the Drug Discovery Centre.

    Emma Gutcher

    Emma Gutcher BSc (Hons)

    Technician

    Emma studied Zoology at the University of Dundee and built a strong background in Bioinformatics during her honours project. She has since supported a range of research groups within the university; specialising in tissue culture within the MRC department and compound management at the Drug Discovery Centre.

  • John Raynor

    John Raynor II BSc

    Lead Platform Engineer NPSC

    John earned a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Virginia, USA. After a number of years in IT maintaining Unix systems and networks, he returned to science developing software for protein crystallography. He moved to the University of Oxford in 2009 to a lab engineer position at the Structural Genomics Consortium before being recruited to the University of Dundee to help set up and look after the advanced robotic platforms at the NPSC.

    John Raynor

    John Raynor II BSc

    Lead Platform Engineer NPSC

    John earned a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Virginia, USA. After a number of years in IT maintaining Unix systems and networks, he returned to science developing software for protein crystallography. He moved to the University of Oxford in 2009 to a lab engineer position at the Structural Genomics Consortium before being recruited to the University of Dundee to help set up and look after the advanced robotic platforms at the NPSC.

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