Dr Mike Hann, GSK Senior Fellow and Director in NCE Molecular Discovery, Platform Technology & Science, GSK Medicines Research Centre, Stevenage, SG1 2NY, UK
After completing his PhD in organic chemistry in 1980, Mike has worked in Pharma based drug discovery initially as a medicinal chemist and then as a computational chemist. He joined Glaxo in 1986 and was responsible for initially helping to build and then lead the computational chemistry department, and more recently leading the biophysics and protein crystallography activities including fragments based lead identification approaches. His current role is in looking at new ways to enhance our discovery approaches, reducing attrition and promoting scientific excellence across the Stevenage R&D site. A particular current interest is in understanding drug distribution at cellular and subcellular resolution. Mike is an Adjunct Professor in the chemistry department at Imperial College and a GSK Senior Fellow.