Teamwork keeps us on target
To harness the potential of genetic understanding in targeting our research, we’ve created a dedicated team of scientists – the Target Science team, led by Lon. They work in partnership with our own Therapy Area aligned scientists and with external academic researchers too, to inform our development of new medicines.
This teamwork is vital to capitalising on these scientific advances. As part of a collaboration called Open Targets, which we established with the European Bioinformatics Institute, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and biotech company Biogen, we’ve launched an open access “Google”-type search engine that extensively searches, evaluates and integrates the mountain of genetic and biological data now being generated.
“We believe that harnessing the potential of “big data” and genome sequencing through this collaboration could help us dramatically improve our success rate for discovering new medicines,” said Lon.