Dr David McClymont

Head of Automation

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David is a highly experienced automation specialist having started in High-Throughput screening and assay development for ion channel drug discovery at Xention in Cambridge after completing a PhD at the University of Nottingham. After extensive exposure to automation and drug discovery process, he moved to the Chemical Biology Platform in Oslo, Norway to become Head Engineer. In this role he was responsible for assay development and also designed and built the Dotmatics database infrastructure. There he also developed a unique software and automation approach applying it to personalised medicine and HTS immunoocology projects. Taking a step into Synthetic Biology, he is leading a team developing the high-throughput molecular biology techniques required for automated design-build-test for areas such as DNA assembly, metabolic pathway engineering and cell-free synthetic biology.