Joint EMBL-EBI-Wellcome Trust Course: Resources for Computational Drug Discovery
The Resources for Computational Drug Discovery workshop will provide participants with the underlying principles of computational chemical biology and address how these methods are applied in the field of drug discovery. It will explore approaches to accessing data, combining different data types and introduce the tools available to assist analysis work. Practical sessions will guide participants in retrieving and analysing chemogenomic, proteomic and metabolomic data for target analysis.
This workshop attracts both academic and industrial researchers interested in drug discovery, from a range of biological and chemical disciplines. An undergraduate level of biology is essential and participants should also have a basic understanding of UNIX, programming and running simple scripts (such as python).
Syllabus, tools and resources
During this workshop you will learn about:
- Approaches in computational drug discovery
- EMBL-EBI chemical biology resources
- PDBE for structural models
- ZINC purchasable compound database
- canSAR drug discovery platform
- For basic introduction to Unix environment. visit: www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Teaching/Unix
After this workshop you should be able to:
- Access publicly available chemical biology databases
- Define strategies for identifying and selecting bioactive molecules for screening
- Apply computational chemistry and biology tools for compound design and target evaluation
- Develop strategies fpr drug reuse and repositioning
Full details of how to apply can be found here: APPLY HERE
Registration with Single Accommodation: £500.00
Accommodation, catering, and tutoring are included in the registration fee. Payment will be requested following confirmation of acceptance on the course.
This is a residential course and includes accommodation at The Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Hinxton, Cambridge, for the nights of 2,3,4 and 5 November 2015.
Application deadline: Wednesday 5 August 2015
Places on this Workshop are limited to 30 and will be awarded on merit.
The following information is required to complete the application form:
- Qualifications & justification for attendance
- List of any relevant publications
- A scientific outline of current research
- Details of supervisor. The supervisor will receive an e-mail requesting a supporting statement to complete the application.
Please note: Applications cannot be considered without a supervisor's supporting statement. Please notify the supervisor that they will receive an e-mail from the Wellcome Trust requesting submission of a supporting statement to complete the application.
The selection process will take place in August 2015. Bursaries or travel grants are not available for this year's Workshop.
Successful participants will be asked to produce a scientific poster for display throughout the course. It should cover your research work with regards to drug discovery and be understandable to a broad audience. The poster must be no larger than A2 (420mmx594mm). Your photograph is required on the poster.
Once your application has been accepted and your registration fee has been paid, if you require a letter of acceptance to obtain a travel visa, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org