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Medicinal Chemistry


The Medicinal Chemistry workshop is designed to assist chemistry educators working to design their own course in Medicinal Chemistry as well as those who wish to incorporate medicinal chemistry into other chemistry courses. The workshop will provide the participants with a basic understanding of medicinal chemistry. Instructors will include the PI as well as members of the Center for Drug Design faculty. The participants will receive course materials that include lecture notes, laboratory exercises and description of Medicinal Chemistry curriculum. Major topics to be covered will include: 1.History of medicinal chemistry; 2.Legal and regulatory issues; 3.Target selection and validation; 4.Assay development; 5.Lead generation and development/Structure-activity relationships; 6.ADMET/PK; 7.Computational approaches to structure based drug design; 8.Chemoinformatics: data annotation, management and mining. With the exception of Day 1 the daily activities will include a morning lecture, break, second morning lecture, lunch and afternoon hands on exercises as described below. Day 5 will be a hands on laboratory followed by the keynote presentation. Day 1:Introduction and history of medicinal chemistry, Legal/regulatory issues in drug development, Perspective: How a drug reaches the market. Day 2: Target selection, Structure-Activity Relationships,Hands on tutorial in Bioinformatics and Molecular Modelling, Methods for lead generation, Rule of 5, and Hands on tutorial in docking and virtual screening. Day 4: ADMET/PK, Assay development,Hands on tutorial in chemoinformatics, data analysis and correlation. Day 5: Hands on exercise: target selection, lead development and screens. Keynote lecture:“Acyclonucleosides to Ziagen: A Journey,” Robert Vince, Ph.D. To register for this event go to: http://www.ccwcs.org/content/workshop-applications




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Target Audience

Four Year College/University
High School
Middle School
Two Year College

Start Date

Monday, July 29, 2013 at 8:00 AM

End Date

Friday, August 02, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Time Zone

Eastern Standard Time (North America)

Presented By

Chemistry Collaborations, Workshops & Communities of Scholars



Contact Name

Karen Brown

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