In view of the potentially huge significance of this field of research, USM are taking the initiative to organise yearly, a series of lectures and a hands-on workshop that will explore in great detail the critical aspects and current issues associated with Computer Aided Drug Design (CADD) – led by a panel of highly accomplished innovators in the international pharmaceutical scene.
The workshop is aimed to provide the insight into successful applications of CADD in discovery and design of new drugs achieve by pharmaceutical industries and academics. This year, the focus will be on Molecular Simulation, Structure Based Drug Design and Bioinformatics and to be held as a preconference workshop for International Conference on Computation for Science and Technology (ICCST 2016).
It is expected that the outcomes of this workshop will increase our appreciation of the state of the art of drug design methodologies; stimulation of research in the field in the country and strengthen international cooperation (as most of the invited speakers are experts in the field). This seminar also will be the starting of our understanding of how the field is being utilised at its fullest in discovering new drugs or in understanding their mechanism of action.