The key role of computer technology in the fine-tuning of drug development and design will be considered by Professor Stephen Muggleton of Imperial College, London in his inaugural lecture, Models of Mind and Models of Body, today.
The new Professor of Bioinformatics in the Department of Computing will focus on how machine learning and logic programming can reduce the high costs of drug development in the pharmaceutical industry.
The pharmaceutical industry is increasingly overwhelmed by a large volumes of data generated both internally as a result of screening tests and combinatorial chemistry, and externally from sources such as the Human Genome Project. The majority of drug development is dependant on sifting through this information and using it to identify slight improvements in variants of patented active drugs.
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