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TIDES USA: Oligonucleotide & Peptide Therapeutics

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May 14-17, 2024 | In-Person + Digital
Boston, MA, USAHynes Convention Center

Vikram Agarwal, Ph.D.
Head of mRNA Platform Design Data Science at Sanofi Pasteur
Speaker

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Vikram Agarwal completed his Ph.D. in Dr. David Bartel's lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he utilized computational approaches to study the principles of microRNA targeting. He completed his post-doctoral research in Dr. Jay Shendure's laboratory at the University of Washington, where he applied deep learning methods and massively parallel reporter assays to investigate the mechanisms of transcriptional gene regulation.

Transitioning into industry, Vikram worked at Calico Life Sciences LLC, an Alphabet company whose mission is to better understand the mechanisms underlying human aging. There he applied deep learning methods with Dr. David Kelley to better understand transcriptional and post-transcriptional gene regulation as well as its link to human genetics. He is currently the Head of mRNA Platform Design Data Science at the mRNA Center of Excellence at Sanofi, where his team is applying machine learning and deep learning methods towards the design of enhanced mRNA therapeutics.

Agenda Sessions

  • Deep Learning Guided Optimization of Translation Efficiency for mRNA Vaccine Development

    11:45am