Who we are

We are an interdisciplinary team leading a transformative approach to drug R&D based on the modeling of complex biological systems

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Adriano HENNEY, PhD

Avicenna Alliance for Predictive Medicine ex-Secretary General

Adriano HENNEY has a PhD in Medicine and many years of academic research experience, studying cardiovascular disease at the pathological, cellular, molecular and genetic level in laboratories in London, Cambridge and Oxford. He then moved into industry, spending 13 years with AstraZeneca. Ultimately leading global programs exploring strategic improvements aimed at reducing drug failure in development, he created and headed a new department that focused on pathway mapping and modeling, which evolved to establish the practice of Systems Biology, supporting projects in discovery and development.

Adriano HENNEY has extensive experience in directing and managing large, complex teams across disciplinary, cultural and geographic boundaries, latterly in the area of Systems Biology and Systems Medicine. His experience in this area led to an invitation to direct the The Virtual Liver Network, at the time, the largest systems biology programme in Europe. This network successfully implemented a range of modelling approaches focused on liver function and dysfunction that reached from the lab bench into clinical studies on volunteers and patients.

Following the end of the VLN Programme, Dr HENNEY was elected to be part-time Executive Director of the Virtual Physiological Human Institute, a not-for-profit organization promoting the use of computational modelling and simulation to interpret quantitative biological information and understand the dynamics of biological and physiological function. As part of that role, he was engaged in establishing a new partnership with industry, The Avicenna Alliance for Predictive Medicine, which focuses on developing a policy framework supporting the use of in silico technologies in medicine. r of Arts degree with a major in Applied Economics from American University.