Edward Sturrock

Edward D. Sturrock, Ph.D., founder, is a Director and Chief Scientific Officer. Ed Sturrock is a Professor and Head of Department of Integrative Biomedical Sciences at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.  He received his PhD degree in chemistry and medical biochemistry in 1994 from the University of Cape Town. From 1994 to 1996 he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences and Medicine, Harvard Medical School.  In 2003 he was awarded a Wellcome Trust International Senior Research Fellowship for his work on ACE.  Dr. Sturrock has performed pioneering work on the structure of ACE and in developing methods of generating ACE suitable for crystallization, and he is an expert in the protein structure-based design of inhibitors and mechanism of protease inhibition.  He has made significant contributions to the national and international scientific communities. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa and the University of Cape Town, and a Member of the Academy of Science of South Africa. He has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and filed four patents (all of which have been granted).