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Scripps Innovation Webinar: Accelerating Drug Discovery from the Sea with Artificial Intelligence Tools
June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
To accelerate the process of compound identification from the ocean, we trained a convolutional neural network (CNN) using more than 100,000 reference compounds to recognize and annotate molecular structures from their Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrum. This tool, which we call Small Molecular Accurate Recognition Technology (SMART), significantly accelerates the structure identification of new molecules. Use of this new tool will be demonstrated with several ongoing projects from tropical marine cyanobacteria, including a series of cancer cell toxic macrolides and an inhibitor of SARS-CoV-2 infection in mammalian cells.
Speaker: Bill Gerwick, Distinguished Professor of Oceanography and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UC San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography