The School of Life and Medical Sciences is holding a first-of-its-kind, 3-day workshop for chemists, pharmacists, pharmacy professors and students who are interested in learning all about the exceptional power of computational chemistry in modern research and education, titled “Virtual Screening for Drug Discovery”.  

Being the first computer-aided drug design workshop, it is suitable for chemists who would like to learn more about in silico drug discovery, chemoinformatic, protein modelling, ligand docking and drug design. Undergraduate Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences/Biotechnology students who completed their second year can attend this workshop as well. 

 Some of the fundamental issues and topics that the workshop will cover include virtual screening methods, database preparation, pharmacophore modelling, protein structure preparation, ligand docking, and many more. The participants, who are going to receive a certificate from our School of Life and Medical Sciences, are going to learn integral skills such as developing a deeper understanding of computational chemistry, becoming more familiar with various applications of computational chemistry, receiving hands-on training on molecular modelling software, as well as becoming acquainted with several molecular modelling techniques.  

The workshop will be held on the University of Hertfordshire’s campus in the New Administrative Capital, from June 5th till June 7th from 10 am till 4 pm.