Peter Gedeck

Peter Gedeck is is at the forefront of the use of data science in drug discovery. He is a Senior Data Scientist at Collaborative Drug Discovery, which offers the pharmaceutical industry cloud-based software to manage the huge amount of data involved in the drug discovery process. Drug discovery involves the exploration and testing of huge numbers of molecule combinations, and much of that testing takes place analytically, hence the need for robust software to handle the data and provide a framework for analyzing it. Peter’s specialty is the development of machine learning algorithms to predict biological and physicochemical properties of drug candidates. Prior to this, he worked for twenty years as a computational chemist in drug discovery at Novartis in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Singapore. His research interests include the application of statistical and machine learning methods to problems in drug discovery, clinical research and meta-analysis.