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Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry

 
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Reader for 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

Towards understanding antimicrobial activity, cytotoxicity and the mode of action of dichapetalins A and M using in silico and in vitro studies.
MA Chama, D Modos, LH Mervin, KB-A Owusu, DM Ayine-Tora, B Egyir, L Paemka, G Yankson, M Ohashi, AM Afzal, A Bender
– Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology
(2021)
193,
28
Comparison of Chemical Structure and Cell Morphology Information for Multitask Bioactivity Predictions
M-A Trapotsi, LH Mervin, AM Afzal, N Sturm, O Engkvist, IP Barrett, A Bender
– Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
(2021)
61,
1444
Structure-based identification of dual ligands at the A2AR and PDE10A with anti-proliferative effects in lung cancer cell-lines.
L Kalash, I Winfield, D Safitri, M Bermudez, S Carvalho, R Glen, G Ladds, A Bender
– J Cheminform
(2021)
13,
17
Comparison of Cellular Morphological Descriptors and Molecular Fingerprints for the Prediction of Cytotoxicity- And Proliferation-Related Assays
S Seal, H Yang, L Vollmers, A Bender
– Chem Res Toxicol
(2021)
34,
422
Artificial intelligence in drug discovery: what is realistic, what are illusions? Part 1: Ways to make an impact, and why we are not there yet.
A Bender, I Cortés-Ciriano
– Drug Discov Today
(2021)
26,
511
Artificial intelligence in drug discovery: what is realistic, what are illusions? Part 2: a discussion of chemical and biological data used for AI in drug discovery
A Bender, I Cortes-Ciriano
– Drug Discovery Today
(2021)
A demonstration of improved constraints on primordial gravitational waves with delensing
PAR Ade, Z Ahmed, M Amiri, AJ Anderson, JE Austermann, JS Avva, D Barkats, RB Thakur, JA Beall, AN Bender, BA Benson, F Bianchini, CA Bischoff, LE Bleem, JJ Bock, H Boenish, E Bullock, V Buza, JE Carlstrom, CL Chang, JR Cheshire, HC Chiang, TL Chou, R Citron, J Connors, CC Moran, J Cornelison, TM Crawford, AT Crites, M Crumrine, A Cukierman, T De Haan, M Dierickx, MA Dobbs, L Duband, W Everett, S Fatigoni, JP Filippini, S Fliescher, J Gallicchio, EM George, TS Germaine, N Goeckner-Wald, DC Goldfinger, J Grayson, N Gupta, G Hall, M Halpern, NW Halverson, S Harrison, S Henderson, JW Henning, SR Hildebrandt, GC Hilton, GP Holder, WL Holzapfel, JD Hrubes, N Huang, J Hubmayr, H Hui, KD Irwin, J Kang, KS Karkare, E Karpel, S Kefeli, SA Kernasovskiy, L Knox, JM Kovac, CL Kuo, K Lau, AT Lee, EM Leitch, D Li, A Lowitz, A Manzotti, JJ McMahon, KG Megerian, SS Meyer, M Millea, LM Mocanu, L Moncelsi, J Montgomery, A Nadolski, T Namikawa, T Natoli, CB Netterfield, HT Nguyen, JP Nibarger, G Noble, V Novosad, R O'Brient, RW Ogburn, Y Omori, S Padin, S Palladino, S Patil, T Prouve, C Pryke, B Racine, CL Reichardt
– Physical Review D
(2021)
103,
022004
Prediction and mechanistic analysis of drug-induced liver injury (DILI) based on chemical structure.
A Liu, M Walter, P Wright, A Bartosik, D Dolciami, A Elbasir, H Yang, A Bender
– Biology direct
(2021)
16,
6
Chapter 5. Concepts and Applications of Conformal Prediction in Computational Drug Discovery
I Cortés-Ciriano, A Bender
(2021)
2021-January,
65
Systematic Analysis of Protein Targets Associated with Adverse Events of Drugs from Clinical Trials and Postmarketing Reports
IA Smit, AM Afzal, CHG Allen, F Svensson, T Hanser, A Bender
– Chemical research in toxicology
(2020)
34,
365
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Research Group

Research Interest Groups

Telephone number

01223 762983

Email address

ab454@cam.ac.uk