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Lindsay Edwards, VP AI/ML

GSK Pharma R&D

Lindsay Edwards is VP Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) for GSK Pharma R&D, having previously led the Digital, Data & Analytics Unit for Respiratory. Originally a specialist in systems biology, he joined GSK in 2014 from a Lectureship in Physiology at King’s College London. His background spans human physiology and biochemistry, metabolomics, computational biology and data science; he has extensive experience of applying novel analytical methods (including machine learning) to biological datasets. He has previously held academic appointments in both Australia and the UK. His interests currently centre on the use of contemporary analytical tools (including AI) to bring transformational change to drug discovery. He is a GSK Senior Fellow, holds a DPhil in Physiology from Oxford, has published more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and speaks regularly at international conferences.

Alongside his job at GSK, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, a member of the scientific strategy board of the Xtreme Everest Project and has been an Academic Editor for Nature Scientific Reports. He is a former Google SciFoo attendee (2015).