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

Loecher A, Bruyns-Haylett M, Ballester PJ, et al., 2023, A machine learning approach to predict cellular uptake of pBAE polyplexes, Biomaterials Science, Vol:11, ISSN:2047-4830, Pages:5797-5808

Tran-Nguyen V-K, Ballester P, 2023, Beware of simple methods for structure-based virtual screening: the critical importance of broader comparisons, Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, Vol:63, ISSN:1549-9596, Pages:1401-1405

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

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

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