Welcome to the Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics research group at Uppsala University

Principal Investigator: Ola Spjuth

Research focus: Data-intensive and translational bioinformatics

The Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics research group focuses on mathematical and statistical modeling, informatics and quantitative analysis of pharmacological systems. We develop methods, algorithms and software to study and model pharmaceutical interactions, and a key focus in the group is how predictive modeling, large-scale calculations and modern e-infrastructure (such as high-performance and cloud computing) can aid the drug discovery process; e.g. when studying drug toxicity, metabolism and resistance. We are involved in several national and international consortia and have a tight connection to the pharmaceutical industry, Uppsala University Hospital, and Science for Life Laboratory. See the Projects page for more information on our ongoing research projects.

Latests Blog Posts

The pharmb.io summer-BBQ of 2017

5 Jul, 2017. The yearly summer-BBQ took place July 5th at Ola’s place. All sorts of food was grilled, and many people brought something extra for the table. In short, a really nice evening! ...

Special Issue in J Cheminformatics on "Novel applications of machine learning in cheminformatics"

5 Jul, 2017. Ola Spjuth is guest editor for a new special issue in J. Cheminformatics with the topic “Novel applications of machine learning in cheminformatics”. Looking forward to exciting submissions! ...

Open position: PhD student in bioinformatics with focus on machine learning on large-scale image data

22 Jun, 2017. Our group is participating in the HASTE project (Hierarchical Analysis of Temporal and Spatial Image Data) which is recruiting two PhD students. One of the positions will be placed in our lab with focus on machine-learning with quantifiable ...

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Pharmb.io running team 'Metab elite' completes Blodomloppet race

19 Jun, 2017. On 2017-05-18, the pharmb.io running team ‘Metab elite’ were able to complete the Blodomloppet race over 10 km! When enjoying the well-deserved picnic after the finish line, the team was looking ahead to future races… Re ...

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COPA2017: Conformal Prediction and Probabilistic Predictions with Applications conference in Stockholm

13 Jun, 2017. The 6th Symposium on Conformal Prediction and Probabilistic Predictions with Applications conference (COPA2017) was held at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, on June 13-16 2017. Ola Spjuth was local organizer and also chaired the session &l ...

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Open position: Postdoc/Researcher in Bioinformatics with focus on Machine Learning and Image Analysis

8 May, 2017. Our group is participating in the HASTE project (Hierarchical Analysis of Temporal and Spatial Image Data) which is recruiting up to three postdocs or researchers in Computerized Image Analysis, Scientific Computing and Bioinformatics. One ...

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Paper published: E-Science technologies in a workflow for personalized medicine using cancer screening as a case study

24 Apr, 2017. After 3 years, our paper on e-Science in cancer screening is finally published by J Am Med Inform Assoc (JAMIA). Abstract Objective: We provide an e-Science perspective on the workflow from risk factor discovery and classification of disea ...

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