Dr Lloyd Payne joins Antibiotic Research UK as Chair of Science Committee

Wed, 24/02/2021 - 08:00

York, UK, 24th February 2021 / Sciad Newswire / Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK) is delighted to welcome Dr Lloyd Payne to the charity. Dr Payne’s extensive experience in drug discovery and anti-infectives is an excellent addition to the team as the charity continues to drive the fight against antibiotic resistance. 

Dr Lloyd Payne is a drug discovery executive and anti-infectives specialist with more than 25 years’ industry experience in the Biotech and CRO sectors. Formerly Executive Vice President, Head of Anti-infectives Operations at Evotec, a multinational drug discovery and development organisation, Lloyd led global anti-infectives operations. Prior to Evotec, Lloyd was the founding CEO of Euprotec, a leading biology anti-infectives CRO focused on the discovery and development of new antimicrobial agents, working with multiple collaborators across the world.

Commenting on the appointment, Professor Colin Garner, Chief Executive, ANTRUK, said: “Lloyd is a voice for change in the global AMR and antibiotic discovery and development community, and a great asset for Antibiotic Research UK. I look forward to working with him as we continue to educate the public, support patients and fund research to tackle the global challenge of antibiotic resistance.” 

Dr Lloyd Payne added: “I am delighted to join Antibiotic Research UK as Chair of the Science Committee, working with the team fostering innovation in the quest to bring potentially life-saving new antibiotics and treatment modalities to the patient. I look forward to collaborating with colleagues in the UK and across the world as we work together to rebuild the pipeline and promote a critically needed sustainable economic model for antibiotic development.”

Antibiotic Research UK conducts vital work to educate the public on antibiotic resistance, support patients struggling with antibiotic resistant infections, and fund vital research working to tackle the antibiotic resistance crisis. This is only possible through public donations and fundraising. Visit our website to find out how you can join the fight against antibiotic resistance. 


Notes to Editors 

About Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK) 

The world’s first and only charity focussed on tackling bacterial antibiotic resistance. The charity’s mission is to develop new antibiotic treatments, educate the public about resistance and provide patient support. Since its formation in 2014, the charity has funded research, supported academic groups in universities and employed the country’s first Patient Support Officer focussed on supporting patients with an antibiotic resistant infection. The charity relies wholly on public donations and receives no government support.

You can learn more about Antibiotic Research UK at www.antibioticresearch.org.uk

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