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BMCS Hall of Fame

Just got details of this announcement of the latest person to be inducted into the Royal Society of Chemistry BMCS Hall of Fame.

The BMCS is delighted to announce that Professor Andrew Hopkins, FRS FMedSci FRSC, will be the 2023 inductee to its Hall of Fame, and the recipient of the associated medal.

Andrew is widely recognized for his seminal contributions to the use of informatics in drug design. His contributions have been highly impactful as evidenced by his highly cited papers in the area of Ligand Efficiency (LE), Chemical Beauty (QED) as well as the “druggable genome”. Andrew has been an early pioneer for the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in drug discovery, and whilst it is a nascent field, it holds much potential for impact in the future. Combining his drug discovery expertise with his entrepreneurial spirit, Andrew founded and is leading, as Chief Executive, Exscientia plc, an AI-driven company dedicated to changing the way drugs are discovered. He led the teams that discovered the first drugs to enter human clinical trials, which were designed with the extensive use of ML and AI generative methods.

Andrew joins a fantastic group of individuals who have all made outstanding contributions to drug discovery.

Dr Karin Briner, Professor Dame Carol Robinson, Dr David Rees, Sir Simon Campbell, Professor C Robin Ganellin,