10 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: The module will introduce students to the different ways in which chemical structures can be represented in computers and different database searching techniques that are used to find information about compounds and their properties. An overview of the drug discovery process will then be provided and computer-aided drug design techniques will be introduced that enable predictions of the properties of compounds to be made. The predictions are aimed at reducing the numbers of compounds that require experimental testing in drug discovery. The module consists of lectures and a large computer-based practical component which will be used to demonstrate the principles.

Staff Contact: Prof Val Gillet
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Lab work

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