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Prof. Ali Tavassoli

Prof. Ali Tavassoli

Chief Scientific Officer

Ali is Professor of Chemical Biology at the University of Southampton and is a leader in the field in chemical biology. His focus is the development of high throughput screening platforms that enable the discovery of protein-protein interaction inhibitors that form the starting point for the development of novel therapeutics.

Ali is President of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Chemistry and Biology Interface Division (2020-2023) and previously served as the Chair of the RSC’s Chemical Biology and Bioorganic Group (2012-2015). He has won a number of awards during his career, including the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences’ medal for European Young Chemist (2008), the RSC’s Protein and Peptide Science Award (2017) and the European Peptide Society’s Leonidas Zervas Award (2020).