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Tudor Oprea

Tudor Oprea

Company: University of New Mexico

Job title: Professor - Medicine & Chief of Translational Informatics Division & Internal Medicine

Bio:

Tudor Oprea, MD PhD is Professor of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Chief, Translational Informatics Division, at the Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, NM (USA). He is also Guest Professor at the Institute of Medicine, Gothenburg University in Sweden and at the Center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Dr. Oprea has co-authored over 200 publications, 8 US patents, and 3 books (as editor). Dr. Oprea is PI for the Illuminating the Druggable Genome Knowledge Management Center, a NIH Common Fund initiative (druggablegenome.net). His computational work led to clinical trials in two types of cancer, most notably for R-ketorolac, which shows promise in ovarian cancer; and G-1, the first G-protein estrogen receptor agonist, currently under therapeutic investigation for melanoma. His most current research is in the development of machine learning and artificial intelligence models for target and drug discovery, by combining numerical and free-text information to model human health.

Seminars:

Q&A Panel 4:10 pm

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Are we there yet? The Use of AI in Target and Drug Discovery 1:30 pm

• Addressing the hype cycle, and current expectations related to deployment of AI/ ML in early drug discovery • How knowledge-based classification of proteins, combined with exhaustive annotations of drug-target-disease associations can inform and contextualize the decision-making process with respect to target selection • The importance of in-depth domain expertise with respect to the development,…Read more

day: Day One

Panel: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 9:10 am

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day: Day One

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