Institute of Cancer Research
Dr. Albert Antolin studied Organic Chemistry at Ramon Llull University (Barcelona, Spain). After working two years as an in silico medicinal chemist in the pharmaceutical company Laboratorios Salvat, he moved back to academia to pursue a PhD in Pharmacoinformatics at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain). During his PhD, Dr. Antolin pioneered the application of polypharmacology prediction to chemical biology by uncovering distantly-related off-targets of chemical probes.
After defending his PhD in 2014, Dr. Antolin was awarded a prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship to join the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), Department of Data Science and Division of Cancer Therapeutics (London, UK) to develop the first objective, quantitative and data-driven resource for the assessment of chemical probes, Probe Miner. Next, Dr. Antolin secured the prestigious Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship to explore the polypharmacology of cancer drugs and their implications for precision oncology.
Dr. Antolin is now an ICR Fellow and Junior Team Leader at ICR. He leads the Systems Chemical Biology Team within the Division of Cancer Therapeutics that aims at developing public chemical biology resources, uncovering how drugs work at a systems level and developing computational methods to design multi-target drugs that tackle cancer drug resistance.
Having worked in industry and academia, Dr. Antolin is particularly interested in translational research aiming to bridge applied industrial drug discovery with a much-needed understanding of remaining fundamental questions in cancer chemical systems biology.