About Simomics.

Based in York since 2014, Simomics is an ethics-led software technology SME, driven by a strong mission and purpose to promote corporate environmental responsibility, and the replacement, reduction, and refinement of the use of animals for scientific purposes through in-silico modelling.

We develop technologies to explore, communicate and maximise the value from computer based (in-silico) models to accelerate and de-risk R&D and support key environmental protection initiatives.

Combining world leading expertise in life science, software engineering and data science, we work with global clients and partners in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, personal care and environmental industries.

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Citations have been made from our academic founders’ publications in the fields of computation & immunology.

Meet the Team.

Angus Jackson OBE

DIRECTOR & CHAIRMAN

Angus is a business leader with experience gained across a range of industries. He has worked in both the public and private sectors, in the UK and internationally. Angus leads our commercial activities and is responsible for growing the company.

Prof Mark Coles

DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER

Mark is an immunologist and an expert in computational immunology with a focus on development of therapeutics for cancer and inflammatory disease. He is Kennedy Professor of Immunology at University of Oxford, Senior Research Fellow and Director of Graduate Studies at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology and Official Fellow and Theme Lead for Cellular Life at Reuben College, at the University of Oxford.

Prof Vipin Kumar

DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER

Vipin is an immunologist and an expert in immune regulation mediated by regulatory T-cells and NKT-cells in the control of autoimmunity and inflammation. Vipin is also co-founder of GRI a company developing NKT cell-based therapies. Vipin is based at UCSD, in San Diego, USA.

Prof Jon Timmis

DIRECTOR, CO-FOUNDER & CTO

Jon is an engineer with over 20 years’ experience of computational modelling, software design and interdisciplinary working. He is a former Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award holder and a former Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellow. Jon is now Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sunderland.

Toby Jackson

BOARD MEMBER

Toby is a venture capitalist with experience in advanced engineering technologies.

Dr Ian Barwick

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Ian is a scientist and commercial director with over 20 years’ experience in senior roles within private and public life science organisations. Throughout his career, he has focused on innovation and its successful delivery within the pharmaceutical, medtech and healthcare sectors.

Grainne Timmis

COO & COMPANY SECRETARY

Grainne has a science and business background with over 20 years’ experience working in IT consultancy and agile software development.

Eleanor.

Eleanor Porrill

HEAD OF PRODUCT & SOLUTIONS

Eleanor leads the design and delivery of products and solutions at Simomics. Promoting agile project management and software development principles, she has over 7 years’ experience as a business analyst, agile product owner and solution strategist with a background in pharmaceutical and financial compliance technology.

Dominic Lindley

SOLUTION CONSULTANT

As a solution consultant, Dom works with our clients to understand their challenges, determine a solution strategy and ensure successful implementations and great outcomes. Dom has a background in technology business development and account management, with 5 years’ experience working with geographic information systems.

Dr Becky Naylor

LEAD SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Becky is the lead developer on MERMAS and Simomics Reason. She is a full stack software engineer with over 10 years’ experience.
Developing core Simomics technologies and bespoke client solutions since Simomics formed, Becky also champions QA and testing across Simomics software. She has a PhD in machine learning.

Dr Adam Nellis

LEAD SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Adam leads the technical development on the PREMIER project. Adam is a software engineer with over 10 years’ experience across various languages and technologies, with specialisations in domain specific languages and biological modelling.
He has a PhD in bio-inspired computation.

Jacob Busfield

LEAD SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Jacob is passionate about good design and leads UI/UX activities across Simomics. He has over 6 years’ experience as a full-stack software engineer using various languages and technologies and leads the development of the EPV Dashboard and many of our bespoke client solutions. 

Will Daniels

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Will is a software engineer at Simomics. He recently achieved a masters degree with first-class honours in electronic engineering from the University of York where he built a passion for software engineering; working in various programming environments and undertaking external work on a wide range of web-based projects.

Ray Nichols

DEVOPS ENGINEER

Ray is a DevOps engineer overseeing our cloud infrastructure. He is a skilled generalist in a range of activities from operations to development and database administration. He is an advocate of infrastructure as code (IaC).

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