Dr Kym Lowes, Advanced Technologies and Biology division

Dr Kym Lowes, Advanced Technologies and Biology division

Start Time: 
Mon 17/05/2021 - 11:00 AM
End Time: 
Mon 17/05/2021 - 11:30 AM

WEHI Postgraduate Lecture series hosted by Dr Brad Sleebs

Dr Kym Lowes
Head - Screening Laboratory, Advanced Technologies & Biology division, WEHI

Discovering new medicines using the National Drug Discovery Centre

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Includes Q&A session

Dr Lowes received her PhD in Biochemistry and Medicine from the University of Western Australia in 2002 and has over 14 years of experience in early stage drug discovery. In her current role as Head, Screening Laboratory she has a team of 18 staff comprising assay development specialists, target screeners, data scientists, automation experts and engineers. Her laboratory exploits state-of-the-art robotic equipment to enhance the scope and speed of the pre-clinical drug discovery process.  

Dr Lowes has a successful track record leading screening campaigns with internal and external collaborators from both academia and pharma. She joined the WEHI Screening Lab in 2011, serving as the Deputy Head of Screening from January 2019 and Acting Head of Screening from Jan 2020. She has designed, implemented and led many large-scale screening campaigns and effectively executed hit to lead and lead optimisation programs. She is experienced in using automation, complex data sets and various assay detection methodologies to support drug discovery projects. She has been a key contributor to multidisciplinary teams across a wide range of indications including oncology, infectious diseases and inflammatory diseases and various target classes including enzymes, protein-protein interactions and GPCRs.   

Scientist in the National Drug Discovery Centre

The NDDC enables medical researchers to access ultra-high throughput screening, fast tracking scientific discoveries into new medicines.