Shameer Khader – Laureate of the 2017 SIB Bioinformatics Resource Innovation Award
At the time of the award, Shameer Khader was a Staff Scientist in the team of Joel Dudley at the Icahn Institute of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, where he and colleagues developed the resource “RepurposeDB – Reference Database of Drug Repositioning Investigations”, a database that collects information on drugs that were “repurposed”, i.e. drugs that are used to treat diseases different from those they were originally developed for.
Today, Shameer is the Senior Director of Data Science and Bioinformatics at AstraZeneca. He is leading a data science team to optimise the cost, efficiency and output of drug discovery, conducting research and building models and tools supporting researchers. To learn more about his research interests, have a look at Shameer’s profile on ResearchGate and follow @kshameer on Twitter.