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CBE for Professor Andrew Hopkins

Published on 30 December 2023

Andrew Hopkins, an Honorary Professor at the University of Dundee and founder and Chief Executive of Exscientia, the company he spun out from research at Dundee, has been awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours list.

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Professor Hopkins has been recognised for services to science and to innovation.

Professor Hopkins is one of the UK’s most eminent science and technology business leaders, pairing pharmaceutical research with the benefits of cutting-edge AI technology to design, discover and develop new precision medicines for people in need.

He founded Exscientia in 2012, ‘spinning out’ the work of his laboratory in the School of Life Sciences at Dundee. Exscientia has been a massive success and is the fastest growing biotechnology company in the UK, completing Europe’s biggest ever biotechnology intellectual property offering in 2021. 

Professor Hopkins was awarded an Honorary Degree from the University in June 2022.