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Computational Biology and Drug Design


Limongelli V.

Course director


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 illustrated. 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.




  • Molecular Modeling: Principles and Applications Author: Adrew R. Leach
  • Understanding Molecular Simulation: From Algorithms to Applications (second edition) Authors: Daan Frankel and Berend Smith



The course is not offered in the academic year 2018/19