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William Farnaby is currently a team leader in medicinal chemistry and chemical biology at the School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee. He leads a multi-disciplinary team of scientists engaged in a drug discovery collaboration between Professor Alessio Ciulli and Boehringer Ingelheim. William has led and progressed protein degradation projects through multiple stages of the drug discovery process and in doing so continues to contribute significantly to the advance of rational degrader design, synthesis and methods of biochemical and cellular evaluation. Prior to this William worked for 8 years at Takeda Cambridge as a senior medicinal chemist, contributing to the discovery of a number of pre-clinical and clinical candidates and leading collaborative programs for the discovery of novel CNS focussed chemistries.