Drug Discovery 2014

Overview of Drug Discovery Oxford 2014
Thursday, 11 September, 2014 - 07:00


This event  was a hands-on 5 Day eCheminfo Workshop Week Case Study Focus in Anti-Malarial Drug Design, which took place in Oxford, UK on July 21-25 2014, There will be similar events like this that will take place in 2015.

These workshops are aimed to provide a set of stimulating workshops using latest advanced modelling techniques of relevance to chemists, life scientists and modellers working in drug discovery. Participants should return to their labs with new ideas, best practices and software experiences to maximise productivity in their own drug discovery research activities.

Workshop groups will study problems with hands-on examples using computational drug discovery methods and discuss issues highlighted by examples and Case Studies presented by instructors. A Case Study set with a focus on Anti-Malarial Drug Design will be used to link all workshop activities throughout the week in which participants will work in small groups on their case study problems.  The most promising ideas and proposals will be taken forward for further development and testing within the context of the Scientists Against Malaria initiative.

Software packages to be installed on the participants' laptops will be used by instructors and participants to work through drug discovery and design problems. Participants may propose problems and issues to the faculty ahead of the workshop. Participants will also have ample opportunity to discuss their perspectives and criticisms of the methods studied and should take-away key nuggets of understanding from these intensive sessions.