Accelerating the discovery of materials and molecules needed for a sustainable future

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New study uses AlphaFold and AI to accelerate design of novel drug for liver cancer

It is the first successful application of AlphaFold to hit identification process in drug discovery. Published in Chemical Science, this research is led by the University of Toronto’s Acceleration Consortium director Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Chemistry Nobel laureate Michael Levitt, and Insilico Medicine founder and CEO Alex Zhavoronkov.

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Meet the postdocs–and then apply to join them!

The Acceleration Consortium’s (AC) second call for postdoctoral fellows is now open, with applications due on January 27, 2023, by 5:00pm EDT.

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Accelerating the discovery of organic lasers with self-driving labs

A self-driving lab (SDL) at the University of Toronto has discovered organic lasers with state-of-the-art performance⁠—and it only took 2 days. Published in Advanced Materials, this research is led by Acceleration Consortium (AC) members Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Jason Hein, Martin Burke, and collaborators from around the world.

OUR VISION
Advanced materials have the potential to transform our lives and our world for the better. We make these materials cheaper and faster.
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How we do it
We build self-driving labs—that combine material science with the power of artificial intelligence, robotics, and advanced computing—to rapidly design and test new materials and molecules.
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Advanced materials improve upon conventional ones by providing superior performance across several categories, including longevity, environmental impact, and cost.
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HEALTHCARE

Antiviral coatings, drug delivery and bio-compatible polymers for regenerative medicine

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DRUGS

Molecular design, testing and production of drugs and therapeutics

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TRANSPORTATION / CONSTRUCTION

Lighter, stronger, corrosion-resistant alloys, and eco-friendly cement

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ENERGY

Renewable energy production, batteries and storage

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GREEN PRODUCTS

Biodegradable plastics and fibres

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ELECTRONICS

Cheaper, higher capacity, eco-friendly LEDs and wearable devices

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Entirely novel classes of materials to launch new industries

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We bring together academics, government, and industry to expedite technology development and commercialization that addresses genuine market needs.
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Deadline to apply for our 2023 AC postdoc fellowship is Jan 27!

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