W. Patrick Walters, Ph.D., Relay Therapeutics

W. Patrick Walters, Ph.D.

Pat Walters heads the Computation & Informatics group at Relay Therapeutics in Cambridge, MA. His group focuses on novel applications of computational methods that integrate computer simulations and experimental data to provide insights that drive drug discovery programs. Prior to joining Relay, he spent more than 20 years at Vertex Pharmaceuticals where he was Global Head of Modeling & Informatics. Pat is a member of the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, and previously held similar roles with Molecular Informatics, and Letters in Drug Design & Discovery. Pat received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Arizona where he studied the application of artificial intelligence in conformational analysis. Prior to obtaining his Ph.D., he worked at Varian Instruments as both a chemist and a software developer. Pat received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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12:05 PM - 12:45 PM

Opportunities and Challenges Using AI in unlocking the ADME Tox Obstacles in Drug Development

This session will address how machine and active learning are being applied to solve complex and difficult ADME Tox problems facing the pharma industry.  There will be representation from both in-house and external models as well as pro and con viewpoints on applying AI to the challenges of the ADME/tox field.  Industry innovators and researchers share their efforts in solving these challenges which could be worth hundreds of millions to industry, accelerate drug discovery and be invaluable to patients.
  • What problems are we trying to solve?
  • Do we have the right data to build ADME/Tox models?
  • How do we know when models will be applicable in a drug discovery program?
  • Is Deep Learning the solution to our problems?
  • How can we staff AI in drug discovery?

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