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Computational Biology and Drug Design

Description

The course provides knowledge to deal with calculations of biological interest. Principles of biology and chemistry are delivered together with a deep understanding of the methods used to compute chemico/physical properties of molecules such as organic and peptidic ligands, proteins and nucleic acids. Standard and advanced computational techniques are described in details and many applications are illustrated. Ligand/protein docking, virtual screening, homology modelling, molecular dynamics, free-energy calculations are some examples. Great attention is dedicated to the application of these methods in drug design through rational approaches and more automated protocols.

People

 

Limongelli V.

Course director

Raniolo S.

Assistant

Additional information

Semester
Fall
Academic year
2015-2016
ECTS
6
Education
Master of Science in Computational Science, Core course, Lecture, 2nd year