Crick researcher included in top 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2015

20 November 2015

A new report by BioBeat identifies Kate Bishop, a Group Leader at the Francis Crick Institute, as a rising star in UK bioscience.

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The report published this week showcases some of the brilliant female leaders working in all areas of bioscience.

In the introduction to the report Miranda Weston-Smith, BioBeat Founder, says: "The 2015 report identifies 50 inspirational women in biobusiness in the UK who are challenging the status quo to bring better health to people around the world.

"This year, amongst the 50, there are 16 Rising Stars, up from 10 last year. They are the young leaders, the ones to watch, who are inspiring the next generation and making a global impact."

The problem Kate Bishop and her research group are tackling is how to interfere with the replication of HIV in a cell. They are exploring how the enzyme SAMHD1 prevents viral DNA synthesis in white blood cells, and whether modulation of SAMHD1 could hinder the propagation of the HIV virus.

Kate has negotiated a collaboration with GSK to screen compounds from their libraries against SAMHD1 and look for further molecular targets.