Head of Automation, Horizon Discovery
David McClymont is the Head of Automation at Horizon discovery. He leads the platform innovation team which brings together cross-functional skills in automation, assay development, DOE, bioinformatics, LIMS and software development. Integrating the disciplines meets untapped opportunities and capacity in biotechnology applications
He previously designed and built the metabolic pathway engineering system (AMOS) for yeast and e.coli at the London DNA foundry, co-located at Imperial College London. The AMOS system allowed the design and automated build and test of functional metabolic pathways to produce high value chemicals.
Before that, he was the Head Engineer at the chemical biology platform in Oslo which is the national centre for chemical biology with a focus on immunology and personalised medicine, and worked with automated electrophysiology at Xention discovery, Cambridge UK. He holds a PhD in molecular pharmacology from the University of Nottingham.