Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Senior Lecturer







UREN.228Building E - Sir Michael UrenWhite City Campus





  • 2022-27 Royal Society Wolfson Fellow, UK
  • 2019-22 INSERM scientific excellence merit award, France
  • 2017-19 ANR Tremplin - ERC, France
  • 2015-17 A*MIDEX Excellence Chair, France
  • 2011-14 Junior Research Fellow & Governing Body Fellow, Wolfson College Cambridge, UK
  • 2010-14 MRC Methodology Research Fellow, UK
  • 2007-08 Junior Research Fellow, St Cross College Oxford, UK

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Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Ballester PJ, 2023, The AI revolution in chemistry is not that far away, Nature, Vol:624, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:252-252

Tran-Nguyen V-K, Junaid M, Simeon S, et al., 2023, A practical guide to machine-learning scoring for structure-based virtual screening, Nature Protocols, Vol:18, ISSN:1750-2799, Pages:3460-3511

Ogunleye AZ, Piyawajanusorn C, Goncalves A, et al., 2022, Interpretable machine learning models to predict the resistance of breast cancer patients to doxorubicin from their microRNA profiles, Advanced Science, Vol:9, ISSN:2198-3844

Ballester PJ, Stevens R, Haibe-Kains B, et al., 2022, Artificial intelligence for drug response prediction in disease models, Briefings in Bioinformatics, Vol:23, ISSN:1467-5463

Ballester PJ, Carmona J, 2021, Artificial intelligence for the next generation of precision oncology, Npj Precision Oncology, Vol:5, ISSN:2397-768X


UK Government Office for Science, 2023, Future risks of frontier AI: which capabilities and risks could emerge at the cutting edge of AI in the future?, UK Government Office for Science

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