University of Dundee

Commercialising an idea within an academic environment

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 14:00 to 15:00
Event Location: 
MSI Small Lecture Theatre
Event Speaker: 
Professor Patrick Gunning

We at the Centre of Entrepreneurship hope that the start of the semester is treating you all well. 

We’d like to share with you our first Masterclass of this semester, which is open to all students, staff and the general public.  

As you know, The Centre of Entrepreneurship host Entrepreneurial Masterclasses which offer advanced insights into the career journey of successful entrepreneurs, and also knowledge of a cutting-edge area which they have become experts in, followed by a Q&A session.

Our first masterclass will be hosted by Patrick Gunning. Patrick was born in Paisley, Scotland in 1979. He is now a full Professor, a Canada Research chair in Medicinal Chemistry, and the Director of the Centre for Medicinal Chemistry. He has published ~ 100 research papers, won 19 research awards including Canada’s Top 40 under 40, founded three pharmaceutical companies with over $22M in funding, and developed a dynamic and diverse medicinal chemistry program targeting protein-protein interactions, a most challenging of targets. Patrick’s team develop inhibitors of proteins that drive the most rare and lethal of human cancers, including glioblastoma, acute myeloid leukemia, multiple myeloma, and refractory medulloblastoma. These inhibitors are in advanced preclinical trials and en route to Phase I clinical trial.

Free tickets to this masterclass are available at