Course Name: Computer Aided Drug Design

Course abstract

Drug discovery and development is a time consuming and expensive process., taking about 10 years and costing about US 1.0 B dollars. Several candidates that enter clinical trials fail because of several reasons. Computer assisted drug design can speed up the process, reduce surprises and predict the properties, thereby reduce the cost of R&D. The course will cover structure and target based design, molecular modeling, quantum mechanics, drug likeness properties, QSAR and pharmacokinetic and dynamics using several softwares that are freely available.

Course Instructor

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Mukesh Doble

Professor at the Department of Biotechnology at IIT Madras. Has previously worked in Imperial chemical Industries (ICI) and General Electric (GE) for 20 years. Areas of research are Biomaterials, Biopolymers, and Drug design. Published 280 papers and 10 books and filed 10 patents (including two US). He has delivered on line video courses in Downstream processes, Medical Biomaterials and Biostatistics and Design of Experiments
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Teaching Assistant(s)

Rubaiya Y

M. Tech Biotechnology


 Course Duration : Aug-Sep 2018

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 Enrollment : 18-Apr-2018 to 06-Aug-2018