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Friday, October 4 • 2:05pm - 2:25pm
AI in Chemistry- Development of MicroCycle 1.0: A New Tool for Drug Discovery

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Drug discovery requires developing a holistic understanding of the interaction between chemical and biological space. In the early phase, it is critical to develop this knowledge in a rapid and unbiased way, while benefiting from 150 years of drug hunting experience. We envisaged an iterative approach for project teams to navigate early drug discovery. Each iteration begins with a digital - human collaboration to select chemical starting points (scaffolds & BBs), leading to synthesis on a biologically relevant scale, followed by purification & characterization of these compounds, and testing in a range of integrated, automated and relevant assays. The process concludes with a machine learning based multi-parameter analysis of data in order to select next round of compounds. The first generation platform - MicroCycle 1.0 - has been developed and delivered in our Basel and Cambridge Labs. We look forward to sharing with you the story of platform development along with some key early results.

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Jonathon Grob

Investigator, Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research
I am a chemist who is passionate about leveraging my experience inMedicinal Chemistry & technology development to instigate a transformation towardautomation & digital enabled drug hunting. 18 years at Novartis. Worked at 3 sites inmy first 4 years. Currently working with a global... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 2:05pm - 2:25pm EDT
Theater Ballroom (5th Fl) - Courtyard Boston Downtown 275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116