Adam Pawson, PhD
Adam Pawson is a British pharmacologist, biocurator and bioinformatician, and the Senior Managing Editor at Bitesize Bio.
Adam Pawson is the Senior Managing Editor at Bitesize Bio. After receiving his PhD in Chemical Pathology and Pharmacology at the University of Cape Town, he spent 12 years as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and Senior Investigator Scientist at the Medical Research Council, Human Reproductive Sciences Unit in Edinburgh. He then spent 10 years as the Senior Curator for the IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY database at the University of Edinburgh, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences.
An experienced pharmacologist, biocurator and bioinformatician for a portfolio of online bio/ chem/ pharmacoinformatic resources being developed for students and academic/ industrial scientists working in the areas of pharmacology, immunopharmacology and malaria, and related to drug/ target research, to educate and to foster innovative drug discovery.
Previously directed an internationally competitive research programme specialising in G protein-coupled receptor pharmacology, intracellular trafficking, signal transduction and peptide hormone endocrinology towards the development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of hormone-dependent diseases and assisted reproductive techniques.
Senior Managing Editor, Bitesize Bio
Working with a team of editors and designers who are committed to creating quality content and experiences for bioscientists through Bitesize Bio.
Senior Database Curator/ Bioinformatician (2011-2020), The University of Edinburgh, CMVM, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences
Working with a team of developers and curators, as an experienced biocurator and project manager, developing a portfolio of open access, high-quality, customer-driven and customer-focused online bio/ chem/ pharmacoinformatic resources, collectively known as the Guide to PHARMACOLOGY database, produced under the auspices of the International Union for Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR), the British Pharmacological Society (BPS) and the Wellcome Trust. Collectively, these expanding resources include concise overviews of the properties of 1,700 data-supported human drug targets and related proteins, divided into families, and 9,000 small molecule and peptide experimental ligands and approved drugs that bind to those targets. More detailed descriptions of pharmacology, function, and pathophysiology are provided for a subset of important targets. The resources are targeted at students and academic/ industrial scientists working in the areas of basic and clinical pharmacology, immunopharmacology, malaria pharmacology, synthetic biology, pharmacology education and data citation, and related to drug/target research, to educate and to foster innovative drug discovery.
Executive Secretary (2012-present), International Union for Basic and Clinical Pharmacology
Ex officio member and Executive Secretary of the Nomenclature and Standards Committee of the International Union for Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (NC-IUPHAR), supporting Executives and Committee members.
Senior Investigator Scientist, Post-doctoral Scientist (1999-2011), Medical Research Council, Human Reproductive Sciences Unit, the Queen’s Medical Research Institute
Responsible for providing scientific leadership and delivering high impact research.