Computer Aided Drug Design

graduate course: CADD, THU, Department of Chemistry, 2013

Computer-Aided Drug Design (CADD) is a new technology developed in the past 30 years and has gradually become an independent branch of pharmacy. Base on Mathematics, Medicinal Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Structural Chemistry, Quantum chemistry, and molecular mechanics, CADD use computer numerical calculation and logical judgment, database, graphics, artificial intelligence to carry out rational drug design. This module includes all the basics and concepts of drug discovery, the course objectives:

  • Drug discovery, optimization and development.
  • Understanding how drugs function at the molecular level.
  • Research on medicinal chemoinformatics using programming skills.