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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

Computational drug repositioning for ischemic stroke: neuroprotective drug discovery
Y Li, J Yang, Y Zhang, Q Meng, A Bender, X Chen
– Future Medicinal Chemistry
(2021)
13,
1271
Transcriptional drug repositioning and cheminformatics approach for differentiation therapy of leukaemia cells.
Y KalantarMotamedi, F Ejeian, F Sabouhi, L Bahmani, AS Nejati, AM Bhagwat, AM Ahadi, AP Tafreshi, MH Nasr-Esfahani, A Bender
– Sci Rep
(2021)
11,
12537
Comparison of structure- and ligand-based scoring functions for deep generative models: a GPCR case study
M Thomas, RT Smith, NM O'Boyle, C de Graaf, A Bender
– J Cheminform
(2021)
13,
39
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
(2021)
193,
28
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 Discov Today
(2021)
26,
1040
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 A(2A)R 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
– Journal of cheminformatics
(2021)
13,
17
Inferring longitudinal cascades of mechanistic events in drug-induced liver injury from transcriptomic and histopathology data using sequential pattern and rule mining
A Liu, A Bender, J Munoz-Muriedas
– NAUNYN-SCHMIEDEBERGS ARCHIVES OF PHARMACOLOGY
(2021)
394,
S18
Combination of Ginsenosides Rb2 and Rg3 Promotes Angiogenic Phenotype of Human Endothelial Cells via PI3K/Akt and MAPK/ERK Pathways
RJ Choi, SZ Mohamad Zobir, B Alexander-Dann, N Sharma, MKL Ma, BYH Lam, GSH Yeo, W Zhang, T-P Fan, A Bender
– Front Pharmacol
(2021)
12,
618773
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
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Research Group

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Telephone number

01223 762983

Email address

ab454@cam.ac.uk