8th Hansch Award to Hopkins


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The 2007 Corwin Hansch Award of the Cheminformatics and QSAR Society has been presented to
Andrew L. Hopkins, DPhil FRSC, of Pfizer, Sandwich, UK, at the Gordon Conference on Computer-Aided Drug Design in Tilton, NH on August 2, 2007. This award recognizes the work of a young investigator in cheminformatics, QSAR, and modeling with the expectation that they will continue to advance the field for many years to come. Dr. Hopkins was chosen from a field of very able researchers.

Dr. Hopkins is an internationally recognized innovator and strategic thinker in knowledge-based drug discovery. He has consistently conceived, championed and managed the implementation of industry-leading informatics and strategic solutions. His interests involve developing systems and strategies for translational research, turning basic knowledge to actionable medical hypotheses. With over 12 years in pharmaceutical research, his broad experience covers: chemogenomics, indications discovery, knowledge discovery, structural biology, drug design, and discovery strategy.

Dr. Hopkins has authored or co-authored 25 papers, 5 book chapters, and 6 patents covering drug design, data mining, protein engineering, and new indications for drugs. Four papers have been cited over 100 times, and two were marked as "hot papers" by the Thomson ISI Science Citation Index.
Dr. Hopkins is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and a member of the Editorial Boards of the journals Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery and Expert Opinion in Drug Discovery..

Most important details from Dr. Hopkins CV:
1990-1993 BSc Hons (First Class), Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK
1994-1998 D.Phil., Molecular Biophysics, University of Oxford, UK
Research Experience
1993-1994 Postgraduate scientist, Surface Science, British Steel, Port Talbot, UK
1998-1999 Postdoctoral scientist, Molecular Modelling, Pfizer, Sandwich UK
1999-2001 Senior Scientist, Target Analysis Group, Pfizer, Sandwich, UK
2001-2003 Founder, Indications Discovery Group, Pfizer, Sandwich, UK
2004-2006 Associate Research Fellow, Head of Knowledge Discovery, Pfizer, Sandwich, Kent
2004-2007 Head of Chemical Genomics, Pfizer, Sandwich, Kent
(a list of Dr. Hopkins publications on PubMed)

Last Updated: August 8, 2007

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