Board Director, BenevolentAI
The Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI)’s mission is to develop science for a safer, more sustainable world. For HESI’s Annual Meeting 2020, our Executive board director, Jackie Hunter, will take to the virtual stage to demonstrate how AI can be used right at the beginning of the R&D process to improve target identification and validation as well as being used to identify key pathways in disease. Benevolent’s technology platform can be used to better predict the properties of molecules including their safety leading to fewer compounds needing to be physically made. There are still considerable challenges in applying the technology – primarily around access to data, especially negative data and these will be discussed.
Prof Jackie Hunter
Jackie Hunter is a Board Director of BenevolentAI. Jackie has over 30 years of experience in the bioscience research sector, working across academia and industry including leading neurology and gastrointestinal drug discovery and early clinical development for GlaxoSmithKline. She founded OI Pharma Partners in 2010 to support the life science sector in harnessing the power of open innovation and most recently was Chief Executive of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. She holds personal chairs from St George’s Hospital Medical School and Imperial College and serves on numerous advisory bodies and boards including the Technology Advisory Board of BP plc and A*Star Board Singapore. She also chairs the boards of Brainomix Ltd, Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst and the Sainsbury Laboratories Norwich.
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