Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society

OTS is a forum to foster academic and industry-based research and development of oligonucleotide therapeutics.

  October 4, 2022

  12:45 – 13:00

Phoenix, Arizona

Lykke Pedersen, Head of RNA Therapeutics at Abzu



Lykke Pedersen, Head of RNA Therapeutics, Abzu

Morten Lindow, Matrix Lead, Roche Innovation Center

We tend to forget that the most disruptive and appealing feature of RNA therapeutics is its generic platform nature: The ability to design and synthesize oligonucleotides that bind and elicit pharmacology is highly predictable and almost digital in nature.

However, for years, the congenital, digital nature of RNA Therapeutics has been overshadowed by more analog and less predictable challenges in delivery and safety. Let’s remember that RNA therapeutics, in most cases, originates back to the simplicity of base-pairing discovered by Watson and Crick in the early 1950s. A fact that enables description of RNA therapeutics as sequences highly suitable for digitalization.

In this provocative joint talk, Morten, a long time RNA Drug Hunter from Roche and Lykke, from the explainable AI company, Abzu, share their joint visions for how the digital nature of RNA therapeutics and modern AI technology together can change the way we do and think drug discovery in RNA therapeutics.

We will discuss 1) how Pharma’s standard project model needs to be upgraded to take advantage of AI and the sequence nature of RNA therapeutics, 2) how explainable AI and RNA therapeutics together could close the loop between clinical big data and drug discovery, and 3) how a machine learning inspired, data science mindset and practices must pervade the drug discovery value if we are to get out of the current meager productivity.

Martin and Lykke at OTS 2022

Event overview

The Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society (OTS) Annual Meeting is a forum for the realization of the Society’s mission and goals: To foster academic and industry-based research and development of oligonucleotide therapeutics. 

Leaders in the field from across the globe, alongside students, will present on an array of topics, including chemistry, AI / machine learning, genome and RNA editing, and preclinical and clinical research.

Abzu speaks at the 18th annual Oligo Meeting

Share this event

Past events

Casper Wilstrup moderates panel at TechBBQ

TechBBQ 2022

TechBBQ is the largest and most ‘hyggelig’ Scandinavian event supporting the Nordic startup ecosystem.


Get notified

Subscribe to receive a notification on upcoming events. You can opt out at any time.

We’re cookieless, and our privacy policy is actually easy to read.

Contact Abzu

It’s easy to get in touch with an Abzoid.

Contact form

Fill out the form below, and an Abzoid will be in touch in 24 hours.

Email us

Email Marketing at elyse.sims@abzu.ai or info@abzu.ai.

Call us

Reach us during standard CET business hours at +45 31 23 47 64.