Supercomputing, COVID-19 and the Transformation of Medicine
TimeMonday, June 22nd6:22pm - 6:45pm
DescriptionTo deliver a novel drug currently takes on average a decade or longer and costs billions of euros or dollars. As a result of COVID-19, we have no choice but to attempt to deliver treatments at pandemic speed. I believe supercomputers can fix the current broken model of drug development. By placing more emphasis on unravelling the mechanisms underpinning biology, physiology and pathology, using computer models that meet the most rigorous standards of verification, validation and uncertainty quantification, and by running them on the most powerful computers in Europe, America, Japan and globally, I believe we can achieve truly predictive bioscience, marking a paradigm shift in the way we develop new drugs that will transform medicine.