Dr Richard Bickerton MBiochem (Oxon) MSc PhD (Cantab) is the Chief Informatics Officer and a co-founder of Exscientia. Richard graduated with an MBiochem from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Bioinformatics from the University of London. He spent 5 years at Inpharmatica, a London-based biotech, before completing his PhD at the University of Cambridge, under Professor Sir Tom Blundell FRS FMedSci. Richard came to the University of Dundee in 2008 to join the Medicinal Informatics group headed by Professor Andrew Hopkins FRSE FRSC. He was awarded the College of Life Sciences Innovator of the Year Award in 2012. He has authored several high impact publications which together have been cited more than a thousand times. Richard has been with Exscientia since 2012 when the company span out from the University of Dundee. Exscientia is a world leader in AI-driven drug design. Richard has overseen the growth of the company’s informatics and data science infrastructure.