Willie joined PhoreMost in March 2017. He is currently working on in vitro assay development for the screening of small molecules. Willie has experience and expertise across the areas of protein production, biophysical characterisation, and drug discovery.
He obtained a Masters in Drug Discovery and a PhD in Structural Biology and Drug Discovery, both from the University of Edinburgh. After obtaining his PhD he worked on a Wellcome Trust funded project to develop new treatments for the neglected tropical disease Human African Trypanosomiasis, which were successful in pre-clinical studies, before moving to PhoreMost.
When Willie was in Scotland he enjoyed hiking in the beautiful landscapes and now after moving to England he has found new interests in cycling and table tennis.