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AI-driven innovation in life sciences: Unlocking the page – 20+ years of digital innovation at Elsevier

Posted on December 2nd, 2021 by in AI & Data

Mark Sheehan is VP Data Science on Elsevier’s Life Science team. His 20 years at the company maps closely with Elsevier’s digital journey over that time. And today, pharmaceutical companies can follow a similar journey – albeit highly accelerated – using Elsevier’s latest AI-driven R&D boosters. Mark has enjoyed many valuable experiences along the way, from the joys of cracking open a newly printed book, to enabling people to speedily crack new synthetic pathways at scale. “Yes, innovation always involves new technology. But it’s equally about human collaboration,” he says.

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Companies pledge to become net zero by 2040

Posted on August 31st, 2021 by in Chemistry

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) just released a special report on the impacts of climate change, and the findings suggest a very concerning picture of the future if greenhouse gas emissions continue at the current rate. The drastic changes in the weather, driving everything from wildfires to drought, are already giving us a preview of an increasingly turbulent future – and the knock-on effects can be seen in resulting crises like the large-scale loss of crops and homes.

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Interview with Greg Landrum at Elsevier: What are the ingredients of a successful Open Source cheminformatics software?

Posted on November 30th, 2020 by in Chemistry

(Written by Elena Herzog in collaboration with Markus Fischer, Gerd Blanke, Jarek Tomczac and Gabrielle Whittick)

RDKit, a collection of cheminformatics and machine learning software, is assisting in solving chemical information challenges. The founder and creator of RDKit, Greg Landrum, was interviewed by the UDM (Unified Data Model) team, facilitated by Elsevier, to share his experience on what the road to success looks like and what ingredients does an open source project need to have to be successful. The learnings from the interview would help to shape the future of the UDM project, which is transferring from its consortium-led Pistoia Alliance model to a community-led model.

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Infographic: Elsevier’s Professional Services team provides COVID-19 insights

Posted on May 1st, 2020 by in COVID-19

Check out a special infographic we created to show how Elsevier’s Professional Services team can support your COVID-19 research.

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