Computer-aided Drug Discovery for Infectious Diseases

"Computer-aided Drug Discovery for Infectious Diseases" alternatively titled "Nasty Beasties: Computer-aided Drug Discovery for Infectious Diseases" This lecture will provide a general introduction to some of the ways that modern theoretical and computational chemistry are contributing to the discovery of new pharmaceuticals, with special emphasis on drugs for infectious diseases. The basic sciences and computing technologies involved have advanced to the point that physics-based simulations of drug targets are now yielding truly valuable suggestions for new compounds. Images and animations related to this work can be found at the website http://mccammon.ucsd.edu/. J. Andrew McCammon is the Joseph E. Mayer Chair Professor of Theoretical Chemistry and Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology at UC San Diego, and is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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