Entrepreneurial Masterclass with Professor Andrew Hopkins

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Medical Sciences Institute (MSI) Lecture Theatre

University of Dundee

Old Hawkhill

Dundee

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“Building a business to transform drug discovery”

Wednesday 30 October, 3.30-5.00pm, followed by a drinks reception.

Main entrance through Life Sciences building. (Old Hawkhill)

Disabled access via MSI building. (Dow Street)

Event open to students, staff, alumni and general public.

Hear from University of Dundee Life Scientist entrepreneur Professor Andrew Hopkins describe his journey from University (Oxford) to industry (Pfizer) and back to University (Dundee), and how he developed his spin-out company Exscientia that is expected to become a tech unicorn. Exscientia is one of the highest profile Artificial Intelligence businesses in the UK, founded in 2012. Andrew has grown the business to over 50 employees, based in Dundee and Oxford, providing an AI-driven drug discovery process with a pioneering focus around machine learning and data mining. Don't miss this opportunity to be inspired!

Professor Hopkins is one of the most distinguished and cited scientists in modern drug discovery globally. Through his role as a founder and CEO of Exscientia, he has invented and championed an automated and algorithmic approach to drug design with the use of AI. Before founding Exscientia, he spent 14 years in Pfizer and academia where he pioneered cutting edge informatics projects and the use of data mining and machine learning in the pharmaceutical industry. His seminal papers, published in the Nature journals, are widely considered as a pivotal points in the new paradigm of modern drug discovery. He holds a doctorate degree in molecular biophysics from the University of Oxford.

Attendance to the Entrepreneurial Masterclasses is free but places must be booked in advance online.

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University of Dundee

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