2021 Creativity in Industry Prize Winner
Dr Sarah Skerratt, MSD
For innovation in aspects of medicinal chemistry and strategic leadership in drug discovery method development.
Diseases are often caused by proteins in the body that are not functioning in the way that they should. Once the proteins that are causing disease are identified, Dr Skerratt works with a team of scientists that design and synthesise molecules that seek to restore normal function or 'switch off' the effects of the protein that is causing unwanted effects. This is a painstaking process, requiring innovation and resilience, and involves scientists from many different backgrounds working together.
Sarah works with her team at the London Discovery Centre to deliver therapies to patients that are safe and effective and make a real difference to people’s lives.
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