Seminar | D3 System: Drug-Drug Interaction Discovery and Demystification

Dec 02 2018 12:30 PM - Dec 02 2018 01:30 PM

D3 System: Drug-Drug Interaction Discovery and Demystification

Contemporary  drug-drug  interactions  (DDIs)  research  offers  a  clinically  impactful opportunity  to  identify  DDIs  prior  to their occurrence;  however,  the  clinical  utility  of  current  DDI  identification  systems  have,  to  date,  been  greatly  limited by  the  inability  to  accurately  and  concisely identify their pathway of interaction for the vast lists of identified computationally and clinically valid DDIs. Development of a method to discover the mechanisms of action of identified DDIs is crucial to effectively inform strategies for their prevention.

In this talk, I will describe an integrative approach to DDIs mechanisms of action identification using semantic web technologies. Semantic Web is not only useful for domain analysis but can also be used to inform strategies for DDIs prevention. I will show how this approach can be useful for clinicians and researchers to gain some foresight into the likelihoods and causes of DDIs.


Adeeb Noor is an assistant professor in the faculty of computing and information technology at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah and a visiting professor in CBRC, KAUST. He is also the CEO of a company, RAY for Innovation and Intelligent Solutions for IT and Business. His work areas include healthcare transformations and personalized medicine. 

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​Light lunch will be provided.