The AACR Annual Conference was held the 14-18th April 2018 in Chicago, USA.

The most important conference in cancer research worldwide covered the latest basic, translational, clinical, and prevention-focused research in the field, including important areas such as early detection, cancer interception, and survivorship in all populations.

I was invited to give a talk in the Educational Session chaired by Prof. Paul Workman and entitled "The Use and Abuse of Chemical Probes: Ensuring Best Practice for Interrogating Biology and Target Validation" which focused on communicating best practices when selecting and using chemical probes across fields. I gave the talk entitled "Harnessing large-scale public data for the objective assessment of chemical probes" which focused on explaining and exemplifying the Probe Miner website resource that we recently published in Cell Chemical Biology. Probe Miner raised a lot of interest at the meeting and the website was intensively accessed after the session. A webscast of the full Educational Session is available here and my slides are available at SlideShare.



The BioData World Congress 2017 was held the 2 - 3 November 2017 in the EBI Hinxton campus in Cambridge, UK. The Congress brought together academia, industry and healthcare to discuss and debate how to come together to improve efficiencies within bio IT and biodata to the benefit of patients worldwide.

I presented a talk entitled "Data Science for Drug Discovery" which focused on the collective efforts of the Department of Data Science of the ICR around the development of the canSAR knowledgebase to support cancer drug discovery including recent efforts focusing in childhood cancers.


The 5th Euorpean Chemical Biology Symposium was held the 2-4 July 2017 in Budapest, Hungary.


I was selected to give a talk entitled "Target-Probes Assessment Resource: Objective, Quantitative, Unbiased Assessment of Chemical Probes" presenting our early work towards developing a website resource to objectively assess chemical probes. Program.



The AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics: Discovery, Biology, and Clinical Applications is the the premier international meeting featuring novel cancer therapeutics and took place in October 26 - 30, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

I presented a poster entitled "Probe Miner: Objective, Quantitative, Data-Driven Assessment of Chemical Probes" which was very well attended and increased substantially the use of the Probe Miner resource for chemical probe assessment and selection. Abstract.


The 37th SEF National Meeting with the British Pharmacological Society as the guest society was held the 18-21 June 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.


I presented a poster entitled "Identification of differential kinase off-targets among clinical PARP inhibitors: new opportunities for precision oncology?" which was awarded a prize for the best non-invited poster communication.



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