Leeds PhD student wins prize at BMCS postgraduate symposium

Congratulations to Lewis Turner who has been awarded the runner-up prize for Best Oral Presentation at the 11th annual BMCS postgraduate symposium.

In his talk, Towards selective FGFR kinase inhibitors: a de novo design approach, Lewis described how he has used computational molecular design coupled to synthesis and protein X-ray crystallography to probe the details of inhibitor binding to the FGFR kinases, which are an important target for anti-cancer drugs.

Lewis is currently in the final year of his PhD working under the supervision of Professor Colin Fishwick, and aims to complete his PhD studies by March 2018.

Further information

To read more about the Colin Fishwick/Peter Johnson Research Group, visit their website.