SGC Laboratories

SGC laboratories

The SGC operates from three academic institutions - the University of Toronto,  the University of Oxford and the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) in Brazil - ensuring the SGC labs a remarkable level of engagement and exchange with their respective local academic communities. In these three SGC labs, there are in excess of 230 scientists, visitors, collaborators and support personnel at any time working on several research areas.

All three labs employ, develop and exchange high-throughput structural biology, medicinal chemistry and assay development expertise and protocols and are unified through a common informatics platform, ensuring seamless flow of information and integration. In parallel, built within this integrated platform, both SGC sites conduct several, non-overlapping scientific programmes aimed at exploring pioneer targets and biology.

SGC Toronto

Toronto skyline

The SGC Toronto laboratories is housed within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, with Prof. Cheryl Arrowsmith in the role of Chief Scientist since SGC Toronto's inception in 2003.

SGC Oxford

Oxford skyline

The SGC Oxford laboratory is part of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, at the University of Oxford. The Chief Scientist at SGC Oxford is Prof. Chas Bountra, who joined the SGC in 2007, bringing more than 20 years of leadership experience in pharmaceutical industry.

SGC Unicamp

The SGC Unicamp was created on March 2015 focused on novel kinases and it will be led by Prof. Paulo Arruda and Dr. Opher Gileadi.

SGC Karolinska

Karolinska Insitutet

The SGC Karolinska laboratory is housed within the Department of Medicine at Karolinska Institutet, and located at the Centre for Molecular Medicine. The lab was opened in 2015 and is directed by Prof. Michael Sundström, previously Chief Scientist for SGC Oxford (2003 – 2007). Work at SGC Karolinska is focused on patient-derived cell assays for auto-immune diseases as well as the production of high quality antibodies and biological probes.

SGC Frankfurt


The SGC Frankfurt laboratory is housed within the Faculty of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Pharmacy at the Goethe University Frankfurt. The Frankfurt site was established in 2017 with Prof. Stefan Knapp as Chief Scientist.

glqxz9283 sfy39587stf02 mnesdcuix8