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Sharda University to hold seminar on drug discovery technology

Sharda University Noida in collaboration with BioDiscovery group is organizing 2 day training cum workshop on “Drug Discovery TechnologyThe Chemistry Department, School of Basic Science and Research, Sharda University Noida in collaboration with BioDiscovery group is organizing 2 day training cum workshop on “Drug Discovery Technology: A Systematic Study of Protein-Ligand Interactions” in the premises of Sharda college on 8th and 9th April.

This 2-day workshop is designed to help students, researchers, faculties, professors, scientists and company professionals to understand and use fundamental drug discovery concepts for increasing efficiency in drug discovery and designing, says Sharda University.

The workshop includes lectures and hands-on training on concepts, applications, and software tools for drug discovery and designing. The session will include discussion on drug discovery and designing, science involved in disease target identification and virtual screening, instated Sharda Group.

The workshop will also include trainings on an array of subjects including in-silico generation of ligands by ChemSketch, conversion of mol files to pdb files by Open Babel, protein optimization & energy minimization by SPDV, prediction of molecular properties, drug likeness, toxicity, bioavailability and ADME, and many more.

A practical application will also be a part of the training. Softwares that will be deployed for the same by Sharda will include ChemSketch, Open Babel, MGL Tools, Cygwin, UCSF Chimera and many other types of online software. These will be handed over to the participants so that they can use them during conducting research.

The training will take place at the Academic Block, School of Basic Sciences and Research, Sharda University, Greater Noida. The convener of the event is Prof. (Dr.) Bhaskar Bhattacharya (Dean, SBSR), co-convener is Dr. Geeta Durga, and organizing secretary is Dr. Shahana Majumdar.