535-0023-00L  Praktikum Computer-Assisted Drug Design

SemesterHerbstsemester 2017
DozierendeG. Schneider, J. A. Hiss
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
LehrspracheEnglisch
KommentarLimited number of participants.


KurzbeschreibungThe practical course is open for master and graduate students to get an introduction into hands-on computer-assisted drug design. The class includes an introduction to computer-based screening of a virtual compound library, subsequent synthesis of candidate ligands, and biochemically testing for activity on pharmacologically important drug targets.
LernzielParticipants become familiar with state-of-the-art methodologies in a real-life computer-aided medicinal chemistry project. Participants work as small teams, perform literature research and discuss recent research findings. A seminar talk is to be given presenting the molecular design strategy chosen and the results obtained during the course.
InhaltThe course offers the possibility for people with and without computational and or laboratory background to get an introduction into computer-assisted drug design, as well as practical training in a modern chemical laboratory. Using various software suites, the participants will computationally create and screen a virtual compound library for potential active small molecules. The process will involve an introduction to screening a virtual compound library, synthesizing candidate inhibitors, and biophysical testing against a pharmacologically important drug target.
SkriptDetailed information will be handed out during the course.
LiteraturTextbook:
Schneider, G. and Baringhaus, K.-H. (2008) Molecular Design - Concepts and Applications. Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, New York.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe class is organized as a two-week block course.
The number of participants is limited.

Kick-off meeting and confirmation of registration (Vorbesprechung und Platzvergabe): During the last lecture of the class "Computer-Assisted Drug Design" (535-0022-00)

Ideally, students interested in the course participated and successfully passed the lecture "Computer-Assisted Drug Design" (535-0022-00).