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Pedro Ballester, Group Leader, Machine Learning for Precision Oncology and Drug Design, INSERM

Following a first degree in Physics and MSc in Information Processing and Neural Networks, Pedro Ballester completed a part-time PhD at Imperial College London on geophysical data mining and inference. Subsequently, he was awarded a Junior Research Fellowship at the University of Oxford and then held a short postdoc at University of Cambridge, both associated to Chemistry departments. In 2010, Dr Ballester was awarded a 4-year MRC Methodology Research Fellowship, which funded his position as staff scientist at the European Bioinformatics Institute, and also a Governing Body Fellowship at Wolfson College Cambridge. In October 2014, he left the UK and moved to the south of France to take a position as a tenured group leader at INSERM and an A*MIDEX Excellence Chair.