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Transforming Biopharmaceutical Research with AI at The HESI Annual Meeting 2020.

TUESDAY 9 JUNE | VIRTUAL EVENT

Abstract

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, BenevolentAI

Professor Jackie Hunter held senior positions at global pharmaceutical organisations including GSK, Proximagen and OI Pharma Partners before joining BenevolentAI as an Executive Board Director in 2016. She brings vast academic and business experience in the biomedical and pharmaceutical sectors. For her services to the pharmaceutical industry, she was awarded a CBE in 2010, Birthday Honours and the 2010 Women of Achievement in Science, Engineering and Technology Award for Discovery, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She gives the company the insight it needs to operate its unique business model – one which sees it not only researching, but also developing the blueprint for new drugs.

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