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Introduction: The consulting value of Dr Christopher Southan derives from him being an accomplished senior scientist with a multidisciplinary background. As well as successes in team management and project leadership he has a record of high achievement in bioinformatics, proteomics, genomics, bioactive chemical databases, drug target discovery and protein chemistry. His experience and broad contact network encompasses both the scientific, strategic and commercial aspects of pharmaceutical and biotechnology R&D. Past clients have included the AstraZeneca Knowledge Engineering Program and SureChem (ex Digital Science)

Background: LinkedIN profile, including a CV, advisory board memberships, skill endorsements, recent publications and open recommendations

Current Position: Senior Cheminformatican for the IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY database since May of 2013 within the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences Edinburgh University, Scotland but working remotely from Göteborg , Sweden, 42166. Owner of TW2Informatics since 2007, Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico Department of Internal Medicine since August 2018

Publications: PubMed (Southan C[Author] has 95 PMIDS as of September 2018), ORCHID ID 0000-0001-9580-0446 , h-index of 43 on Google Scholar

My Blog: Bio < > Chem provides an expertise showcase

Presentations: Slideshare


TW2Informatics Limited is registered in the UK as Company Number 6451671 and has a bushiness account for payments

Contact: mobile (Sweden) 0046-702-530710, Skype: cdsouthan. If you care to follow me on twitter (but with a clear professional profile handle please) this facilitates easy direct messaging. I can certainly accept new connections on LinkedIN where we could also confidentially message but please let me know beforehand . Requests from unknowns may otherwise be rejected (ditto for Skype)

Specialist Areas

  • Patent informatics, chemistry extraction and connectivity between all document types and databases
  • Documentation for web applications, ranging feature testing, help texts, user manuals, tipsheets, advanced exploitation guides and strategic utility reviews
  • Protein and nucleotide databases, annotation and sequence analysis
  • PubChem masterclasses (including advanced inter-source comparisons)
  • Comprehensive drug target characterisation across all public sources
  • Gene-identifier mapping, name disambiguation and drug target-assay linkages
  • Alignments, trees and other aspect of protein evolution
  • Protease drug targets and biology
  • Pathways, Systems Biology and Omics data
  • Cheminformatic exploration of sequence-target-assay-activity relationships in commercial or public sources for drug targets and chemical biology
  • Protein sequence-structure-ligand relationships
  • Comparative genomic analysis
  • SNPs and other types of genetic variation for disease-association or pharmacogenomics
  • Web-based tools, databases and major portals for bioinformatics
  • Software evaluation
  • Proteomics and mass-spectrometry based protein identifications e.g. for disease and biomarkers
  • Protein separation techniques including chromatography and 2D gels
  • HPLC of peptides and proteins, conventional, high-speed and microbore
  • Student project proposals, supervision and evaluation
  • Lectures/teaching/workshops
  • Translation of German biomedical text into English