“We can help to predict the negative effects of drugs that have not yet been studied”


Patrick Aloy, ICREA researcher and group leader of the Structural Bioinformatics and Network Biology group at IRB Barcelona, has been interviewed on the Radio 4 programme “L’Observatori” (The Observatory) about his work on the development of a model that predicts the positive or negative effects that chemical compounds fragments may have on health. Currently including data for 20% of diseases, the model will allow the design of safer drugs, the identification of new uses for drugs already on the market, and the detection of associations between diseases.

Listen to the interview on Radio 4 (in Catalan, minute 16:10 – 23:04)