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DIRECTIONS IN DATA SCIENCE: Davide Branduardi 8 Nov 2016 at 13:30 Room SI 013

Scientific Seminar: 

Data relevance in the pharmaceutical industry

Davide Branduardi

Applications Scientist
Schrodinger Inc.

  • 8 November 2016
  • 13:30 - 15:00
  • Room SI 013, USI Informatics Building

The research and development sector of pharmaceutical companies represents a very interesting case for big data. In the last 50 years this industry produced a formidable amount of information about the chemical compounds they synthesised and assayed. These data integrate physicochemical properties, in-vitro and in-vivo experimental results and stock availability which often cover a size of millions of compounds. Similar effort has been carried out by the public through ChEMBL database. On top of this information, the genomics revolution is also providing further challenges and opportunities to be exploited in this realm.

Without assuming a deep knowledge of chemistry, Branduardi gives an overview of the traditional concepts and tools used in chemical information R&D and the typical tasks that are performed with this data. Additionally he will mention a few interesting cases that show how this vast amount of data can be put to fruition to discover new unsuspected relations.

Allegato 1: Branduardi Slides [2825 KB]