Blair Johnston, Assistant Director CMAC National Facility


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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.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Edinburgh

1 Oct 199830 Sep 2001

Bachelor of Science, GLASGOW UNIVERSITY

1 Oct 199431 May 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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Projects 2005 2023

Research Output 2002 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)
15 Downloads (Pure)

Microfluidic-assisted silk nanoparticle tuning

Wongpinyochit, T., Totten, J. D., Johnston, B. F. & Seib, F. P., 30 Jan 2019, In : Nanoscale Advances. 1, 2, p. 873-883 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Inhibitory Concentration 50
1 Citation (Scopus)


honors and awards

Activities 2009 2019

Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) European UGM and Science Day

Blair Johnston (Participant)
13 Jun 201914 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

EPSRC Future Manufacturing Research Hubs Showcase Event - CMAC

Blair Johnston (Speaker)
30 Apr 20193 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk