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Justin Bower

Vice President of Medicinal Chemistry & DMPK

About Justin

Justin has over 23 years’ experience in drug discovery across large pharma, biotech and the not-for-profit sector. He is an experienced medicinal chemist and drug discovery leader having worked across a range of target classes in several different disease areas, directly contributing to a number of clinical candidate drugs.

Prior to joining Cancer Research Horizons, he was most recently Head of Drug Discovery at the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, with responsibility for leading a talented team across several high value, challenging oncology targets. Justin has a passion for building and leading teams that can navigate challenging problems, encouraging both rigorous science and strong collaboration with colleagues and partners. 

He gained a PhD from Loughborough University (UK) working with Jonathan Williams and undertook postdoctoral work with Victor Snieckus at the University of Waterloo, Canada; both of whom shaped his passion for science. He has authored over 50 patents and publications.