International Workshop on “Drug Discovery & Medicinal Chemistry”
Organized by COMSTECH in Collaboration with H. E. J. Research Institute of Chemistry, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi
Date: 26- 27th July 2021
Note: Due to alarming threat of 4th Wave of COVID-19 and emergence of delta variant in Pakistan, COMSTECH in consultation with its resource persons have decided to conduct this event on Virtual mode only instead of Hybrid mode i.e. No physical participation. All new interested applicants are requested to fill virtual participation form. Those who have registered for physical participation will be considered for virtual participation. Zoom link will be shared with all registered participants. E- certificate will be given to the attendees.
This workshop is designed to discuss various aspects of design and development of anti-infective agents by using medicinal chemistry approaches, along with discussion on latest and outstanding developments in medicinal chemistry and rational drug design for the discovery of new anti-infective agents.
Topics to be discussed in the workshop are:
- Medicinal chemistry and the Drug Approval Process:
Early natural products and synthetic molecules used as drugs
Safety issues in the drugs
Modern drug discovery and approval process
Intellectual property issues with drugs
- Drug Targets:
Structure of proteins Enzymes,
Enzymatic activity and inhibition
Receptors and molecules that modulate their activity
Drug transport in the blood Clearance
Volume of distribution
Types of metabolic reactions
Genetic and population effects
- Binding, Structure, and Diversity:
Intermolecular forces Drug-target complementarity
Molecular diversity and chemical libraries combinatorial chemistry
- Lead Discovery:
Drug screening Filtering hits to find leads
Existing drugs and natural products as leads
- Lead Optimization:
Functional group replacements
Target Audience: This workshop is designed to address the interest of scientists and research scholars from different fields including Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, etc.
Step 1: Fill the online application form.
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Step 2: Selected candidates will be notified through email; hence, applicants are required to check their emails regularly.
Address: COMSTECH Secretariat, 33-Constitution Avenue, G-5/2, Islamabad
Phone No. : +92 51 9220681-3
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