Karim Beguir, CEO of InstaDeep, gave a research seminar on AI-accelerated protein design

April 16, 2021

Karim Beguir, Co-Founder and CEO of InstaDeep and Google Developer Expert in Machine Learning, visited the CIS Department and the DAIR Center in CECS (virtually) and gave a joint research seminar on AI-accelerated protein design.

Karim Beguir, Co-Founder and CEO of InstaDeep and Google Developer Expert in Machine Learning, visited the CIS Department and the DAIR Center in CECS (virtually) and gave a joint research seminar on AI-accelerated protein design. Karim is a graduate of France’s Ecole Polytechnique and former Program Fellow at the Courant Institute in New York. InstaDeep was recently selected by CB Insights as one of the 100 most promising AI start-ups in the world. BioNTech and InstaDeep recently formed a joint AI Innovation Lab in London, UK, and Mainz, Germany, to advance a portfolio of initiatives across drug discovery and design, protein engineering, manufacturing and supply chain optimization. In this seminar, Karim presented a novel, open source approach that uses language models to accelerate protein research and discovery. He dived into how his team leveraged AI to optimize protein design, from binding energy to data-driven criteria.

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