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Chemistry Networks 2019: Focus on AI and Machine Learning


The Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, invites you to attend its annual industry networking and showcase event:

Chemistry Networks 2019: Focus on AI and Machine Learning.

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Date And Time:

Wed, 25 September 2019

13:00 – 19:00 BST

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Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Lensfield Road, Cambridge, CB2 1EW View Map


Chemistry Networks is an opportunity for scientists from academia and industry to discuss their latest research, discover overlapping interests and identify collaborative opportunities.


This year’s event will showcase some of the Department’s research expertise and existing collaborations with industry, with a special emphasis on AI, machine learning and computational chemistry. In addition to talks from academia, you will also hear from leaders in the field who are applying AI & machine-learning technologies to challenges within industry.


Beyond this theme, select presentations, from PhD students and postdocs and the networking poster session, will also give attendees a broader overview of the Department’s research capabilities.


Draft Agenda


13.00 Registration

13.20 Introduction; Yolande Cordeaux (Knowledge Transfer Facilitator)

13.30 Chemistry meets AI/ML (Welcome address, speaker TBC)

13:45 Using Molecular Initiating Events for Toxicity Screening; Jonathan Goodman (collaboration with Unilever)

14.10 The Healx Story (title TBC); Kate Hilyard, COO, Healx

14:35 Deep Learning for Gene Therapy; Lucy Colwell, (collaboration with Google Research)

15.00 Artificial Intelligence-Driven Drug Discovery; Grant Wishart, Head of CADD, Charles Rivers Laboratories (collaboration with Atomwise)

15.25 Refreshment break

15.45 Centres of Doctoral Training - AI for the Study of Environmental Risks; Alex Archibald, SynTech (Automated Chemical Synthesis Enabled by Digital Molecular Technologies); Matt Gaunt

16.10 PhD & Post-Doc "short pitches"

17.00 Industry Keynote (title TBC); Ian Churcher, SVP Drug Discovery, BenevolentAI

17:30 Poster Session & Networking Drinks Reception

19.00 Close


Registration is free of charge, although booking is essential.


Industry delegates wishing to give an oral presentation or present a poster at the networking session are asked to indicate this in the registration form.


For further information about the event and ways to connect with the department please contact their Knowledge Transfer Facilitator; Dr Yolande Cordeaux (email: yc265@cam.ac.uk)

Posted on 02/08/2019

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