Prof Asier Unciti-Broceta

Personal Chair of Medicinal Chemistry - Innovative Therapeutics

  • Edinburgh Cancer Research
  • Institute of Genetics and Cancer

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Edinburgh Cancer Research
Institute of Genetics and Cancer
The University of Edinburgh
Western General Hospital
Crewe Road South

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Asier Unciti-Broceta received his PhD in Medicinal Chemistry from the Universidad of Granada (Spain) in 2004 and completed his postdoctoral training in the fields of cell delivery and chemical biology in the School of Chemistry of the University of Edinburgh. He joined the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre as a group leader in 2010, where he established the Innovative Therapeutics Lab in 2010 (first chemistry lab of the Institute). Asier was promoted to Reader in 2015 and Full Professor in 2018. Asier is an Elected Member of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland, Associate Editor of Frontiers in Chemistry and Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports. He is PI of Edinburgh Drug Discovery and Chemistry Director of the Edinburgh Cancer Discovery Unit. Among his awards highlight the CRUK Pioneer Award 2015, the EPSRC Healthcare Technology Challenge Award 2015 and the RSE/Patrick Neill Medal 2016.


2018 - Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, ECR, IGC, UoE (UK)

2015-18 Reader in Medicinal Chemistry, ECRC, IGMM, UoE (UK)

2010-15 Group Leader / Academic Fellow, ECRC, IGMM, UoE (UK)

2008-10 SE Research Fellow, School of Chemistry, UoE (UK)

2005-08 Postdoc, School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh (UoE, UK)

2001-04 PhD in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Granada (Spain)

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