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Department of Chemistry

 
Portrait of ab454

Reader for Molecular Informatics

Co-founder of Healx Ltd.

Co-founder of PharmEnable Ltd.

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  • Committed to developing new life science data analysis methods (AI/ML/data science) and their application, primarily related to chemical biology, drug discovery and in silico toxicology
  • Expertise comprises data ranging from chemical structure and gene expression data to phenotypic readouts and preclinical information, applied to both efficacy- and safety/tox-related questions
  • Collaborating with academic research groups, as well as  pharmaceutical, chemical, and consumer goods companies (Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca, GSK, BASF, Johnson&Johnson/Janssen, Unilever, ...)
  • Co-founder/founding CTO and current SAB member of Healx Ltd. (data-driven drug repurposing for rare diseases, and beyond); co-founder of PharmEnable Ltd.; SAB member of Lhasa Ltd. (toxicology and metabolism prediction) and Cresset Ltd.
  • Currently leading a group of ca. 15 PhD students, postdocs, project students and visitors at the Centre for Molecular Informatics at the University of Cambridge, http://www-ucc.ch.cam.ac.uk/

Publications

Reliable Prediction Errors for Deep Neural Networks Using Test-Time Dropout
I Cortés-Ciriano, A Bender
– Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
(2019)
acs.jcim.9b00297
KekuleScope: prediction of cancer cell line sensitivity and compound potency using convolutional neural networks trained on compound images
I Cortes-Ciriano, A Bender
– JOURNAL OF CHEMINFORMATICS
(2019)
11,
ARTN 41
KekuleScope: prediction of cancer cell line sensitivity and compound potency using convolutional neural networks trained on compound images
I Cortés-Ciriano, A Bender
– Journal of Cheminformatics
(2019)
11,
41
Community assessment to advance computational prediction of cancer drug combinations in a pharmacogenomic screen.
MP Menden, D Wang, MJ Mason, B Szalai, KC Bulusu, Y Guan, T Yu, J Kang, M Jeon, R Wolfinger, T Nguyen, M Zaslavskiy, AstraZeneca-Sanger Drug Combination DREAM Consortium, IS Jang, Z Ghazoui, ME Ahsen, R Vogel, EC Neto, T Norman, EKY Tang, MJ Garnett, GYD Veroli, S Fawell, G Stolovitzky, J Guinney, JR Dry, J Saez-Rodriguez
– Nat Commun
(2019)
10,
2674
Synthesis of C–C, C–N coupled novel substituted dibutyl benzothiazepinone derivatives and evaluation of their thrombin inhibitory activity
CP Baburajeev, CD Mohan, V Pandey, S Rangappa, N Shivalingegowda, L Kalash, S Devaraja, A Bender, PE Lobie, KS Rangappa, Basappa
– Bioorg Chem
(2019)
87,
142
Leveraging heterogeneous data from GHS toxicity annotations, molecular and protein target descriptors and Tox21 assay readouts to predict and rationalise acute toxicity
CHG Allen, LH Mervin, SY Mahmoud, A Bender
– Journal of Cheminformatics
(2019)
11,
36
P011 Signalling and transcriptional network propagation uncovers novel ulcerative colitis pathogenetic pathways from single-nucleotide polymorphisms
D Modos, J Brooks, P Sudhakar, B Verstockt, B Alexander-Dann, A Zoufir, D Fazekas, S Vermeire, T Korcsmaros, A Bender
– Journal of Crohn's and Colitis
(2019)
13,
S091
Systems genomics of ulcerative colitis: combining GWAS and signalling networks for patient stratification and individualised drug targeting in ulcerative colitis
J Brooks, D Modos, P Sudhakar, D Fazekas, A Zoufir, A Watson, M Tremelling, B Verstockt, S Vermeire, A Bender, S Carding, T Korcsmaros
– Journal of Crohn's and Colitis
(2019)
13,
S006
Sulfated Ceria Catalyzed Synthesis of Imidazopyridines and Their Implementation as DNA Minor Groove Binders.
S Mohan, S Rangappa, NC Anilkumar, JE Fuchs, A Bender, Basappa, KS Rangappa, R Bhatnagar
– Chemistry & biodiversity
(2019)
16,
e1800435
Correction to: Concordance analysis of microarray studies identifies representative gene expression changes in Parkinson's disease: A comparison of 33 human and animal studies (BMC Neurology (2017) 17 (58) DOI: 10.1186/s12883-017-0838-x)
E Oerton, A Bender
– BMC Neurology
(2019)
19,
16
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Research Group

Research Interest Groups

Telephone number

01223 762983

Email address

ab454@cam.ac.uk