Peshawar: 29 Dec: Peshawar University (Upesh) has announced that Molecular modeling is an area of major importance in modern chemistry, destined to have an increasing impact on current computational chemistry and drug discovery research.
This 3 days practical course will be focused on next-generation chem-informatics tools suitable for researchers interested in structure-based molecular design and drug research. This course has been designed for researchers intending to progress from basic computational chemistry to translational research. This highly interactive course will include problem solving sessions.
Participants are strongly encouraged to bring ideas for small projects to be addressed during practical sessions.
Participants should have a degree in a discipline related to chemistry. No previous training in chem-informatics is required. The workshop would include lectures and hands-on training session in IT facilities of NCE Physical Chemistry.
The participants are encouraged to bring their laptops with them.
Lectures will include
Overview of public domain chemical structure resources.
3D structural analysis of chemical compounds using modeling software.
Strategies to get the best from chem-informatics resources.
Application of molecular recognition phenomenon in computational chemistry.
Practical Sessions will comprise of training on
Hands on training of operating molecular modeling software.
Searching public databases such as Binding DB, ChEMBL and PubChem for small molecules.
Related chem-informatics databases and servers that cross-reference small molecule data.
Finding structure-activity relationships of small bioactive molecules using various chem-informatics resources.
More information on www.upesh.edu.pk