Daren Fearon


Daren is the Senior Beamline Scientist responsible for the XChem facility and its academic user program.

Email: daren.fearon@diamond.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1235 778936

Key Research Area

Fragment-based drug discovery.

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Daren joined the XChem team in February 2020 following 6 years in the Structural Biology group at the drug discovery company Evotec in Abingdon where he was a frequent user of the XChem platform.

He obtained a MSci in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Glasgow (including 1 year in the Material Sciences department at Pfizer, Sandwich) before completing a PhD in structure-based design of protein kinase inhibitors with Professors Keith Jones and Richard Bayliss at the Institute of Cancer Research in London.

Following his PhD studies, he spent 2 years as a PDRA in the Chemical Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics group at the University of Southampton working on the identification and validation of novel anti-bacterial drug targets.

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