UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship

I’m delighted to share the news that I’m now a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow! Absolutely cannot wait to start work designing force fields for biomolecular modelling and drug discovery. Thank you to colleagues at Newcastle University, as well as my brilliant group, project partners and collaborators. PDRA and RSE positions in force field and software design will be opening soon – get in touch if interested in joining our journey.

Postgraduate conference success!

Many congratulations to the brilliant Lauren Nelson for winning best presentation at the School of Natural & Environmental Sciences postgraduate conference for her talk on force fields & computer-aided drug design! In collaboration with the University of Edinburgh.


Welcome to Chris Ringrose who joins us from the University of Leicester to start a Ph.D. on molecular mechanics force fields for computer-aided drug design.


Welcome to Dr Vadiraj Kurdekar who joins us from the Centre for Chemical Biology & Therapeutics, InSTEM, to work on quantum mechanics based force fields for computer-aided drug design.

A Short Scientist

A quick shout-out for Lauren’s new science blog, which aims to make science more accessible to people who have little to no previous background. The site has had over 500 visits in less than a month, with viewers from the Europe, the US, Australia, Africa, South America and Canada!