Professor Blair Johnston

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences


Modelling the evolution of pore structure during the disintegration of pharmaceutical tablets
Soundaranathan Mithushan, Al-Sharabi Mohammed, Sweijen Thomas, Bawuah Prince, Zeitler J Axel, Hassanizadeh S Majid, Pitt Kendal, Johnston Blair F, Markl Daniel
Pharmaceutics Vol 15 (2023)
A unified ML framework for solubility prediction across organic solvents
Vassileiou Antony D, Robertson Murray N, Wareham Bruce G, Soundaranathan Mithushan, Ottoboni Sara, Florence Alastair J, Hartwig Thoralf, Johnston Blair F
Digital Discovery (2023)
Application of a structured approach to implementation of measurements to a 5-stage cooling crystallisation process
Chong Magdalene, Li Wei, Brown Cameron, McGinty John, Robertson Murray, Johnston Blair, Sefcik Jan, Benyahia Brahim, Rielly Chris, Nordon Alison
Advances in Process Analytics and Control Technologies (2022)
Data mining crystallization kinetics
Maldonado Diego A, Vassileiou Antony, Johnston Blair, Florence Alastair J, Brown Cameron J
Digital Discovery Vol 1, pp. 621-635 (2022)
In-line process reactor test bed & sensor development
Josifovic Aleksander, Barrera Maria, Brown Cameron, Johnston Blair, Robertson John, Florence Alastair
CMAC Annual Open Day 2022, pp. 12-12 (2022)
Crystallisation MicroFactory test bed
Pathan Momina, McGinty John, Chong Magdalene W S, Robertson Murray, Ottoboni Sara, Li Wei, McGowan Mark, Ojo Ebenezer, Anwar Ali, Brown Cameron J, Sefcik Jan, Nordon Alison, Johnston Blair, Price Chris J, Rielly Chris D, Benyahia Brahim, Houson Ian, Florence Alastair J
CMAC Annual Open Day 2022, pp. 63-63 (2022)

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Research interests

Dr Blair Johnston is a Reader in Computational Modelling at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences. He teaches on the Masters of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Clinical Pharmacy and Chemistry with Drug Discovery degrees.

My group has research interests in five broad areas: drug discovery, molecular structure simulation, machine learning and prediction, data analysis, and web-enabled science and collaboration tools. In the vast majority of our research, we work closely with experimental scientists in the design and execution of collaborative research to realise the full potential of their laboratory data. This combination of experiment and theory often provides unique insight into the systems being studied.

Professional activities

Novel off-target effects of doxorubicin on cardiovascular gap-junctional proteins
P011 - Endothelial connexin-43 dysregulation in response to the anthracycline doxorubicin
P2.5.6 - Novel off-target effects of anti-cancer drugs on cardiovascular gap-junctional proteins
Data Mining Crystallisation Kinetics
Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) European UGM and Science Day
EPSRC Future Manufacturing Research Hubs Showcase Event - CMAC

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Industrial CASE Account - University of Strathclyde 2022 | Osman, Amal
Johnston, Blair (Principal Investigator) Florence, Alastair (Co-investigator) Osman, Amal (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2026
DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Tsioutsios, Alexandros
Markl, Daniel (Principal Investigator) Johnston, Blair (Co-investigator) Tsioutsios, Alexandros (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2025
Dialling up 3D Printing Performance for On Demand Manufacturing (Programme Grant)
Florence, Alastair (Principal Investigator) Johnston, Blair (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2027
International Collaboration for Digital Design and Manufacture of Amorphous Pharmaceuticals
Florence, Alastair (Principal Investigator) Brown, Cameron (Co-investigator) Johnston, Blair (Co-investigator) Markl, Daniel (Co-investigator) Robertson, John (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2025
Made Smarter Innovation: Digital Medicines Manufacturing Research Centre (DM2)
Florence, Alastair (Principal Investigator) Johnston, Blair (Co-investigator) Markl, Daniel (Co-investigator) Pierce, Gareth (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 28-Jan-2025
CMMI-EPSRC - Right First Time Manufacture of Pharmaceuticals (RiFTMaP)
Markl, Daniel (Principal Investigator) Johnston, Blair (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2024

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Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Technology Innovation Centre

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