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Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry

 

Professor of Molecular Informatics

Associate Director Computational ADME and Safety (Clinical Pharmacology & Safety Sciences/Data Science and Artificial Intelligence - CPSS/DSAI) at AstraZeneca Cambridge

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.
  • Coordinator of the Computational & In Silico Toxicology Specialty Section of the British Toxicology Society (BTS)
  • Steering Committee Member of the Cambridge Alliance on Medicines Safety (CAMS)
  • 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, https://www-cmi.ch.cam.ac.uk/centre-molecular-informatics

Publications

Using Chemical and Biological Data to Predict Drug Toxicity
A Liu, S Seal, H Yang, A Bender
– SLAS Discov
(2023)
S2472-5552(22)13714-7
Prediction of inotropic effect based on calcium transients in human iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes and machine learning
H Yang, O Obrezanova, A Pointon, W Stebbeds, J Francis, KA Beattie, P Clements, JS Harvey, GF Smith, A Bender
– Toxicol Appl Pharmacol
(2022)
459,
116342
Statistical analysis of preclinical inter-species concordance of histopathological findings in the eTOX database.
PSR Wright, KA Briggs, R Thomas, GF Smith, G Maglennon, P Mikulskis, M Chapman, N Greene, BU Phillips, A Bender
– Regul Toxicol Pharmacol
(2022)
138,
105308
Retrospective analysis of the potential use of virtual control groups in preclinical toxicity assessment using the eTOX database
PSR Wright, GF Smith, KA Briggs, R Thomas, G Maglennon, P Mikulskis, M Chapman, N Greene, BU Phillips, A Bender
– Regul Toxicol Pharmacol
(2022)
138,
105309
Integrating cell morphology with gene expression and chemical structure to aid mitochondrial toxicity detection
S Seal, J Carreras-Puigvert, M-A Trapotsi, H Yang, O Spjuth, A Bender
– Commun Biol
(2022)
5,
858
Monomerization of Homodimeric Trefoil Factor 3 (TFF3) by an Aminonitrile Compound Inhibits TFF3-Dependent Cancer Cell Survival.
V Pandey, X Zhang, H-M Poh, B Wang, D Dukanya, L Ma, Z Yin, A Bender, G Periyasamy, T Zhu, KS Rangappa, B Basappa, PE Lobie
– ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science
(2022)
5,
761
DOCKSTRING: Easy Molecular Docking Yields Better Benchmarks for Ligand Design
M García-Ortegón, GNC Simm, AJ Tripp, JM Hernández-Lobato, A Bender, S Bacallado
– Journal of chemical information and modeling
(2022)
62,
3486
Cell Morphological Profiling Enables High-Throughput Screening for PROteolysis TArgeting Chimera (PROTAC) Phenotypic Signature
M-A Trapotsi, E Mouchet, G Williams, T Monteverde, K Juhani, R Turkki, F Miljković, A Martinsson, L Mervin, KR Pryde, E Müllers, I Barrett, O Engkvist, A Bender, K Moreau
– ACS chemical biology
(2022)
17,
1733
Prediction of In Vivo Pharmacokinetic Parameters and Time–Exposure Curves in Rats Using Machine Learning from the Chemical Structure
O Obrezanova, A Martinsson, T Whitehead, S Mahmoud, A Bender, F Miljković, P Grabowski, B Irwin, I Oprisiu, G Conduit, M Segall, GF Smith, B Williamson, S Winiwarter, N Greene
– Molecular Pharmaceutics
(2022)
19,
1488
Latent Variables Capture Pathway-Level Points of Departure in High-Throughput Toxicogenomic Data.
D Basili, J Reynolds, J Houghton, S Malcomber, B Chambers, M Liddell, I Muller, A White, I Shah, LJ Everett, A Middleton, A Bender
– Chemical research in toxicology
(2022)
35,
670
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Research Group

Research Interest Groups

Telephone number

01223 762983

Email address

ab454@cam.ac.uk