Scott Webster

Personal Chair of Medicines Discovery

  • Centre for Cardiovascular Science

Contact details



The Queen's Medical Research Institute
Edinburgh BioQuarter
47 Little France Crescent

Post code
EH16 4TJ

Research summary

The primary focus of my research is drug discovery. I conduct translational research with a focus on discovering and developing small molecules as drugs for the treatment of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, acute pancreatitis, liver fibrosis and multiple sclerosis. This is research is highly collaborative with close involvement of both academic and industrial collaborators across a range of discplines. My research has led to the discovery of a number of potent small molecule inhibitors of target enzymes, with the most advanced compound, UE2343 (XanamemTM), out-licensed and progressing through clinical trials in humans. My group provides expertise in target validation through assay devlopment and in vitro screening to lead optimisation and clinical candidate selection.

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