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Machine learning for discovery of antibiotics




20: Biological Engineering

Faculty Supervisor:

Jim Collins

Faculty email:


Apply by:

September 21st


Do not contact Jim Collins, please email Jackie Valeri at valerij@mit.edu if interested.

Project Description

We are working on building ML models for drug discovery. This includes finding existing antibiotics from repurposing or cataloging databases as well as designing new ones. If interested, please email valerij@mit.edu and include your resume and a short paragraph with any relevant experience.


UROP should have experience programming in Python. Ideal candidate has some experience with machine learning. Pytorch or tensorflow experience and/or 6.036 or similar class is preferred. Working understanding of biology is needed, 5.07 or similar class preferred.