Open Targets is an innovative, large-scale, multi-year, public-private partnership that uses human genetics and genomics data for systematic drug target identification and prioritisation.
Visit the Open Targets Platform which integrates public domain data to enable target identification and prioritisation, or the Open Targets Genetics Portal which identifies targets based on GWAS and functional genomics.
Open Targets and Illuminating the Druggable Genome are working together to host a meeting showcasing our approaches to Finding Targets for Drug Discovery. We will cover the experimental and informatics efforts of both groups to identify, prioritise and illuminate targets that have the potential to be developed into new effective medicines in oncology, immuno-oncology, immune and neurodegenerative disease as well as showcase the informatics platforms that marshal and integrate relevant data on targets and their disease associations. We anticipate that the meeting will be of interest to anyone working in early drug discovery and related fields and is free to attend.
If you would like to find out more about the meeting, please visit the agenda and registration page.
Generating and interpreting the data required to identify a good drug target demands a diverse set of skills, backgrounds, evidence types and technologies, which do not exist today in any single entity. Open Targets brings together expertise from seven complementary institutions to systematically identify and prioritise targets from which safe and effective medicines can be developed.
Our goals are to:
We currently focus on oncology, immunology and neurodegeneration through an R&D framework that can be applied to all aspects of human disease. We believe that evidence generated in the most human relevant systems showing which targets are causing disease will have a significant impact on the successful development of new medicines. To build a good therapeutic hypothesis we need to find not only which targets are involved but also how we might alter complex disease mechanisms, and how predictive laboratory and animal results are for humans. Learn more about our science.
For more information about Open Targets please see this introductory video.