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MEDC0080 Module 6: Fragment based drug design and virtual screening

Module Structure: (15 credits each) • Lectures and Tutorials • Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% unseen examination.

Module Title

Module 6: Fragment based drug design and virtual screening

Module CodeMEDC0080
Module LeaderDr Edith Chan
Short description

Fragment based drug design is an established and successful concept and practices in drug discovery projects.

Module aims

  • Learn the concept of fragment-based drug design.  
  • Learn about interactions between protein and ligands.
  • Learn various techniques for performing virtual screening.  
  • Be able to use commercial software to perform virtual screening. Learn about online chemical databases
  • Learn basic Python programming

List of Lectures and Tutorials

  • Fragment based drug discovery
  • Computational design of fragments
  • Virtual screening
  • Learn to use Virtual screening software
  • Learn to use online databases for  virtual screening.
  • Learn Python programing
  • Workshop on FBDD by industry expert to learn real practise in FBDD
  • Tutorial on basic Python programming using RDKit
Module assessment 50% course work + 50% unseen 1 hour exam