David W McClymont –
David completed his PhD in Molecular Pharmacology at the University of Nottingham and subsequently moved to Xention Discovery to carry out assay development using automated patch clamp systems for ion channel drug discovery. This led to a keen interest in programming automated systems and subsequently to a role at the Chemical Biology Platform at the Biotechnology Centre Oslo. There he developed the HTS and database infrastructure for a wide range of targets and assay types. Now as head of automation at SynbiCITE’s Foundry located at Imperial College London where he leads a team working on synthetic biology applications, particularly scalable DNA assembly techniques for metabolic pathway engineering, cell free synthetic biology and the automated characterisation of bio parts.