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Sander Timmer, PhD is leading GSK Vaccines’ strategic efforts on utilizing data and AI to create the healthcare of tomorrow. I have over 10 years of Data Science experience from writing neural nets to leading teams of data scientists and data engineers delivering production AI systems.

Before GSK, I was an Industry Solutions Manager in Microsoft world-wide Health and Life Sciences team. In that role, I focused on helping our strategical accounts making use of cloud-based AI (from simple Machine Learning models to Deep Learning architectures) and Genomics solutions. For more than a decade I’ve been doing Data Science in academia and industry. I obtained my PhD from the University of Cambridge and EMBLEuropean Bioinformatics Institute specialising in Big Data Biology.

My work at GSK

My work at Microsoft

As Lead Data Scientist I was involved in the implementation of Machine Learning and Deep Learning models for various customers. Below are a few PR releases related to my work.

Digital Transformation at Tetra Pak

Press release by Microsoft.

Aviation Analytics at Rolls-Royce

For Rolls-Royce and Singapore Airlines focusing on Fuel Analytics and Predictive Maintenance.

Press release by Rolls-Royce and Microsoft.

Predictive Maintenance at Otis Elevators

Press release by Otis Elevators.

My PhD

In Ewan Birney‘ team, I worked on understanding genetic variation on both molecular and whole body phenotypes. My PhD thesis has been published under the title understanding the human epigenome using system genetics.  To this extent, I have been working on the following project:

Professional interests

Big data, biomarker discovery, business strategy, cloud computing, complex biological networks, data mingling, data visualisation, deep learning, epigenetics, healthcare wearables, machine learning, medical genetics, molecular biology, new technologies, next-generation sequencing, online marketing, open access, open data, open source, personalised medicine, science into business, start-ups, Internet of Things (IoT), usability and web applications.