Edwin Johnson has over 20 years’ experience in CNS discovery and development, especially in the areas of neuroscience. With over 50 peer-reviewed publications and 10 patents, he has been extensively involved in numerous drug discovery programmes. In addition, he has also headed up teams working on drugs for the treatment of cognitive disorders, Parkinson’s disease and depression, taking them through clinical development. Since 2012, Edwin has headed the Stockholm Brain Institute and is the CNS lead at Karolinska Institutet Innovations, AB.
Professor Bickle obtained his PhD at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, Switzerland, before moving to Cambridge, UK and later Lyon, France, where he was involved in the creation of a biotech company. Currently, he heads the screening facility of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) in Dresden, Germany, where he is developing chemical genomic cellular assays using automated microscopy, image analysis and multivariate statistics. He brings extensive technological experience to Cellectricon’s Advisory board, and will specifically support work with live cell high content screening, as well as data and image analysis.