Blair Johnston, Assistant Director CMAC National Facility


  • United Kingdom

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Research Interests

Dr Blair Johnston is a Reader in Computational Modelling at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences. He teaches on the Masters of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Clinical Pharmacy and Chemistry with Drug Discovery degrees.

My group has research interests in five broad areas: drug discovery, molecular structure simulation, machine learning and prediction, data analysis, and web-enabled science and collaboration tools. In the vast majority of our research, we work closely with experimental scientists in the design and execution of collaborative research to realise the full potential of their laboratory data. This combination of experiment and theory often provides unique insight into the systems being studied.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, ed@ed : a new gas-phase electron diffraction structural refinement program, The University of Edinburgh

1 Oct 199830 Sept 2001

Award Date: 1 Mar 2002

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, University of Glasgow

1 Oct 199431 May 1998

Award Date: 1 Jul 1998

External positions

Pharmaceutical Data Science Lead (Joint Appointment), National Physical Laboratory NPL

1 Jul 201830 Jun 2020

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Edinburgh

1 Oct 200131 Mar 2002


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