AI in Action E100: Melissa Landon, VP & Chief Strategist at Cyclica

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Welcome to our milestone 100th episode of AI in Action, the podcast that breaks down the hype and explores the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.

Powered by Alldus International, our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is being done within AI in the United States and Europe.

Today's guest is Melissa Landon, VP and Chief Strategist at Cyclica. Cyclica is a Toronto-Based globally recognized biotechnology company that leverages AI and computational biophysics to reshape the drug discovery process. Cyclica's proprietary structure-based and AI-augmented drug discovery platform includes Ligand Design for multi-targeted and multi-objective drug design, and Ligand Express for off-target profiling, systems biology linkages, and structural pharmacogenomic insights.

Taken together, Ligand Design and Ligand Express design advanced lead-like molecules that minimize unwanted off-target effects, while providing a holistic understanding of a molecule's activity through integrated systems biology and structural pharmacogenomics. By doing more with Artificial Intelligence, Cyclica aims to revolutionize a system troubled with attrition and costly failures, accelerate the drug discovery process and develop medicines with greater precision.

In the show, Melissa will tell you about:

The fascinating work they are providing in the biotech industry 

What makes them stand out from the competition 

How they are applying Machine Learning and Data Science at Cyclica 

What attracted her to join Cyclica 

Upcoming projects & what’s in store for the future 

How AI and Data Science will continue to positively disrupt the HealthTech sector 

To find out more about Melissa and her work at Cyclica, check out the website You can also follow them on Twitter @cyclica or connect with Melissa on Linkedin.

What did you make of Melissa's podcast? Where do you see the future of Artificial Intelligence in the HealthTech sector heading in the next few years? We would love to hear your thoughts on this episode, so please leave a comment below.

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