Dr John Woodland

Junior Research Fellow

With a PhD in chemical biology, John is a chemical scientist interested in developing molecular strategies such as treatments and tools to tackle the scourge of infectious disease. His research interests include mode-of-action studies and target deconvolution of hit compounds active against the human malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum), the medicinal chemistry optimisation of noncovalent and covalent inhibitors of Plasmodium kinases, and the bioinorganic chemistry of malaria pigment formation. He is also interested in integrating aspects of machine learning into workflows at the H3D Centre to reduce compound attrition rates.