Accelerating Drug Discovery through digital and AI innovations

Wednesday 15 September 2021

Emerging data technologies and AI are already identifying the drivers behind disease and discovering new approaches to diagnose and treat those diseases. This event by the BIA Science and Innovation Advisory Committee (SIAC) will help SMEs involved in discovering new therapies and diagnostics understand how they can benefit from digital tools and innovations to accelerate R&D, reduce the risks, and transform their businesses.

Case studies will be presented from organisations that have successfully used AI and digital tools in discovery, covering data generation, manipulation, and application. Further workshops are likely to follow on topics identified by attendees, so please do share your thoughts on how we can support you in this area.

If you'd like to join this event, we would be grateful if you would fill out this 5-minute survey to help us understand how best to tailor this event to your needs.

 

Agenda

09:15   Sign in and networking

09:30   Welcome
             
Justin Bryans, LifeArc

09:35   Using cause-and-effect to empower drug discovery
             Dan Jamieson, Biorelate

09:50   Data and AI applied to drug repositioning in rare diseases
             Richard Smith, Healx

10:05   Data generation, data access and AI tools to accelerate discovery
             Rafael Jimenez, Medicines Discovery Catapult

10:20   Data-driven computational approaches for identifying novel therapeutic targets and drug repositioning opportunities
             Namshik Han, Milner Therapeutics Institute, University of Cambridge

10:35   Break

10:50   Live Q&A and panel discussion with specific reference to issues participants are facing

             Chaired by Karen Wilkinson (KTN) and Liliya Serazetdinova (Earlham Institute)
             Richard Goodwin, AstraZeneca
             Namshik Han, Milner Institute
             Dan Jamieson, Biorelate
             Rafael Jimenez, Medicines Discovery Catapult
             Adam Sardar, e-Therapeutics

11:50   Summary and closing remarks
             
Justin Bryans, LifeArc

 

Speakers

Justin Bryans

Justin Bryans

Executive Director, Drug Discovery , LifeArc

Richard Goodwin

Richard Goodwin

Head of Imaging & AI, CPSS , AstraZeneca

Namshik Han

Namshik Han

Head of Computational Research and AI , Milner Therapeutics Institute, University of Cambridge

Dan Jamieson

Dan Jamieson

CEO & Founder , Biorelate

Rafael Jimenez

Rafael Jimenez

Head of Bioinformatics , Medicines Discovery Catapult

Adam Sardar

Adam Sardar

Head of Data Science , e-Therapeutics

Liliya Seratzetdinova

Liliya Seratzetdinova

Head of Business Development & Impact , Earlham Institute

Richard Smith

Richard Smith

Senior Software Engineer , Healx

Karen Wilkinson

Karen Wilkinson

Knowledge Transfer Manager , Knowledge Transfer Network

Virtual format & tech requirements

We are excited to bring you this BIA regional focused networking event in virtual format.

You will be able to join us online to network and, similar to an in-person event, move from virtual table to table to mingle with other attendees. The platform we will be using also includes useful features which will allow you to message directly with other attendees and share LinkedIn details to connect. There is also a general chat for all attendees.

During the presentations/discussion you will be able to submit and vote on audience questions and we will try our best to cover everything in the time allocated.

What are the technical requirements to attend the virtual event?

  • There is no software installation or download required.
  • Please attend using a laptop or desktop computer with audio and video capabilities (webcam and microphone). 
  • You will need to use one of the supported browsers to have the best user experience:
    Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.
  • Please do a system check in advance of the event, to ensure you will be able to join without issue.

If your company has firewalls or browsing restrictions in place, please test your connection and liaise with your IT team in advance to ensure you are able to fully participate in the event.

Cost and booking T&Cs

BIA members:     Free
Non-members:   £30 +VAT

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In case of any issues registering for the event, please contact us at [email protected] 

 

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