John P. Overington
Director of Biomedical Informatics and Design
John studied Chemistry at the University of Bath, graduating in 1987 and studied for a PhD at Birkbeck College, London in the Department of Crystallography. He joined Pfizer, then Inpharmatica, a start-up biotech company that developed a series of data platforms including the SAR database StARLite. In 2008, he was centrally involved in the transfer of this database to the EMBL-EBI, where the successor is now known as ChEMBL.
John joined a London-based technology company - Stratified Medical, where he continues his translational drug discovery informatics research and development activities. In this role, John is involved in integrating deep learning and other artificial intelligence approaches to drug target validation and drug optimisation.