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Tools & Techniques Drug discovery, Informatics

Medicina Ex Machina

Traditionally, pharma companies have been skeptical about the promise of artificial intelligence (AI). But with its potential to bring powerful new tools to the often slow and expensive drug discovery process – and its ability to predict which drugs are most likely to successfully run the clinical trial gauntlet, pharma companies are waking up to the fact that it really could be the future.

In 2017, a collaboration began between Insilico Medicine, an AI company specializing in deep learning for drug discovery, and Juvenescence – a company focused on investing in treatments for age-related diseases and longevity. The aim of the partnership? To find out if AI techniques could enhance drug discovery in the tricky area of age-related diseases, including dementia, diabetes, and cancer, as well as the aging process itself.

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Roisin McGuigan

I have an extensive academic background in the life sciences, having studied forensic biology and human medical genetics in my time at Strathclyde and Glasgow Universities. My research, data presentation and bioinformatics skills plus my ‘wet lab’ experience have been a superb grounding for my role as a deputy editor at Texere Publishing. The job allows me to utilize my hard-learned academic skills and experience in my current position within an exciting and contemporary publishing company.


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