Ali Tavassoli

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Ali is professor of chemical biology at the University of Southampton, where he leads an interdisciplinary team of scientists whose efforts are focused on the development of novel chemical tools that enable new insight into the role of protein-protein interactions in cell biology and are a starting point for new therapeutics. Using a genetically encoded platform to screen libraries of several million cyclic peptides, his lab has developed several first-in-class inhibitors of therapeutically relevant protein-protein interactions, and is working with industrial partners to develop these compounds towards the clinic.