Session Chair Profile

Ph.D., Co-Lead and Chief Operating Officer, GSK; COO, ATOM Consortium

Stacie Calad-Thomson is Chief Operating Officer of the Accelerating Therapeutics for Opportunities in Medicine (ATOM) Consortium, a new public-private partnership that aims to accelerate the discovery of effective cancer therapies through integration of high-performance computing, diverse biological data, and emerging biotechnologies. Founding consortium members include the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, GSK, the National Cancer Institute’s Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, and the University of California, San Francisco. The goal of the consortium is to create a new paradigm of drug discovery that would reduce the time from an identified drug target to clinical candidate from the current approximately six years to just 12 months. Stacie has worked for GSK, starting as a chemist and moving into business strategy and operations roles within R&D Platform Technology & Sciences, where she led several change initiatives. She has a BS (UC Berkeley) and a PhD (UC Irvine) in chemistry.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2019 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: The pharmaceutical industry is applying Active Learning in various areas which includes the integration of experiment and computational modeling, automation, big data analytics, and informatics. This session will focus on pharma preparations and applications of AI and Machine Learning across drug discovery and development – various examples will demonstrate how pharma is harnessing the opportunity of large data sets to predict and improve human translation in clinical studies.

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