Augmented Intelligence in Drug Discovery Xchange
Europe 2022
zurich, november 25

Welcome to hubXchange’s Europe Augmented Intelligence (AI) in Drug Discovery Xchange 2022, bringing together executives from pharma and biotech to address and find solutions to the key issues faced in AI-led drug discovery.
Discussion topics will cover Data Quality, Target Identification, Lead Generation, Lead Optimization and Drug Response Prediction.
Take advantage of this unique highly interactive meeting format designed for maximum engagement, collaboration and networking with your peers.

Please note this is an In-Person meeting.

VENUE DETAILS: Hilton Zurich Airport Hotel, Hohenbuehlstrasse 10 – 8152 Opfikon, Switzerland

Data Quality

Titles and Bullets
8:00 – 8:30am
8:30 – 9:00am

Opening Address & Keynote Presentation

9:05 – 10:05am

Garbage in, garbage out – curating data for activity / property prediction in drug discovery

  • Internal databases not standardized (typos, negligence, delays, manual curation, historical artefacts, …)
  • Extreme data imbalance
  • Automated solutions hard to coordinate with multiple stakeholders involved
  • Multidisciplinary expertise required

Senior Data Scientist ML/AI, Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Maciej Kanduła is a Senior Scientist at Janssen, designing, developing, and deploying AI-driven pipelines for finding potential drug candidates, and serving as an AI/ML lead in discovery programs. He focuses on enabling image-based compound activity prediction, supporting Janssen’s small molecule portfolio; and integrating information from heterogeneous data sources, at the input level—combining data modalities, and the desired output—fusing property data from databases.

Prior to joining Janssen, Maciej worked at the Institute for ML at the JKU Linz (Austria), consulted at the IARAI Institute in Vienna (Austria), and was a visiting scholar at the Boston University (US). Maciej holds a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and contributed to multiple peer-reviewed publications.

10:10 – 10:40am
1-2-1 Meetings / Networking Break
10:40 – 11:10am
1-2-1 Meetings / Networking Break
11:10 – 11:20am
Morning Refreshments
11:20am – 12:20pm

Sponsored Roundtable

12:20 – 1:20pm

Networking Lunch

1:20 – 1:50pm

Spotlight Presentation

1:55 – 2:55pm

How to ensure high data quality sourced externally, either as datasets or as cloud-based service?

  • Is it beneficial to use a cloud data-provider service instead of integrating databases locally?
  • How to address local integration of data obtained from diverse sources?
  • How to deal with a large degree of uniqueness in OMICs “big-data”?

Director Bioinformatics, Hengrui European Biosciences

Victor Zharavin has 15 years of academia and biotech experience. Being a well-respected achiever in the computational and life-science fields, he worked at Biozentrum Basel, TUM, collaborated with major companies including Novartis, Medigene Therapeutics, Agilent and Bruker. He has also consulted with several organizations including Roswell Park Cancer Center in Buffalo, USA.

Victor has conducted in-depth research on integrating tools into in silico pipelines on HPC platforms such as Galaxy.EU infrastructure, automation of cancer genetic diagnostics and therapy recommendations for Freiburg uniclinic/DKFZ, development of anti-cancer vaccines and prediction of potential side effects of immunotherapies.

Victor Zharavin
3:00 – 3:30pm
1-2-1 Meetings / Networking Break
3:30 – 4:00pm
1-2-1 Meetings / Networking Break
4:00 – 4:10pm
Afternoon Refreshments
4:10 – 4:40pm

Poster Session:

5:45 – 6:45pm
Canape/Drinks Reception


Augmented Intelligence in Drug Discovery Xchange | Europe 2022