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

Hernandez-Hernandez S, Ballester PJ, 2023, On the Best Way to Cluster NCI-60 Molecules, Biomolecules, Vol:13

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