On January 21, Dr. Klavs F. Jensen from MIT will visit BioInnovation Institute to give an exclusive talk at BII’s Talks at the Square.
About this Event
On January 21, 2020, Dr. Klavs F. Jensen, Professor in Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering, will visit BioInnovation Institute to give an exclusive talk at BII’s ‘Talks at the Square’ event series on how AI and automation has the potential to transform pharma R&D activities.
This event will put focus on advances in data driven techniques (Machine Learning) which offer a wide range of opportunities for the classical discovery-development cycle, including molecular optimization and synthesis planning. Moreover, you will learn how integrating algorithms with robotics can bring the field closer to autonomous synthesis, and also how combing synthesis equipment, analysis and algorithms can enable automated optimization of reaction outcomes. Together the advances in silico and in hardware can help reduce the tedium of planning and experimentation, which enables scientists to be more creative and productive.
Program of the day:
14.30-15.00 Doors open
15.05-15.35 Dr. Klavs F. Jensen: Integrating AI and Automation in Pharmaceutical Research & Development
15.35-15.50 Q&A session
15.50-16.30 Informal networking and closing reception.
Please note, that the event has free admittance with 100 tickets available. Please sign up quickly to secure your seat.
About Dr. Klavs F. Jensen
Klavs F. Jensen is a Warren K. Lewis Professor in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 2007- July 2015 he was the Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering. His research interests include microfluidics, on-demand multistep synthesis, methods for automated synthesis, and machine learning techniques for chemical synthesis and interpreting large chemical data sets. He is a co-director of MIT’s Pharma AI consortium that aims to bring machine learning technology into pharmaceutical discovery and development. He is the co-author of 450 refereed journal publications and 50 US patents. He is the recipient of several awards, including the inaugural IUPAC-ThalesNano Prize in Flow Chemistry and the Allan P. Colburn, Charles C.M. Stine, R.H. Wilhelm, W.H. Walker, and Founders Awards of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Professor Jensen is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the US National Academy of Engineering as well as the American Academy of Arts and Science. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the Royal Society of Chemistry.