Hands-On Workshop: Cheminformatics
Location: CBRi Facility, Burnaby, BC
GAIT Bldg. NE25, Rm. 304
Dr. Oreola Donini, Director of Chemistry, Inimex Pharmaceuticals Inc.
About the Workshop:
This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the principles and practices of cheminformatics in drug discovery. The workshop uses a combination of lectures and hands-on computer lab sessions, and participants will be able to choose from four structured problems (i.e. ADME assessment of small molecules, pharmacophore analysis, docking and virtual screening, and library design). Participants are encouraged to bring problems of their own to begin exploring with the available software. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to apply information technology for investigating new problems and also for organizing scientific data in order to develop novel compounds, materials, and processes.
About the Instructor:
Dr. Oreola Donini is an expert Chemist, and is currently Director of Chemistry at Inimex Pharmaceuticals Inc. She plays a key role in managing lead optimization activities for Inimex' drug development programs, and is responsible for all chemistry and informatics activities within the company. Dr. Donini's experience in molecular modeling and cheminformatics includes: modeling of voltage gated ion channels, QM/MM calculations of the reaction mechanisms of citrate synthase, investigation of matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors, pharmacphore modeling, design of novel libraries for high throughput screening, quantitative structure-activity (property) relationships, and receptor driven design of novel compounds for kinase inhibition.
Who Can Benefit?
· Chemical, Biochemical and Biology professionals and managers seeking an applied introduction to the area of cheminformatics
· Researchers interested in expanding their work into the area of drug discovery
· Research technologists, research assistants and graduate students wishing to apply basic cheminformatics tools to enhance their research and laboratory expertise
· Computer professionals wishing to expand their skills and experience into the growing field of
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If you require parking and did not indicate this on your online registration form, contact Annalisa Garbe. Parking passes and directions need to be picked up from the BCIT parking office on the first day. The parking office opens at 6:00am.
Directions to Parking Office:
Enter from Willingdon Avenue and Goard Way (main entrance to BCIT). Turn immediate right, then your immediate first left. Park in the 15 mins spots and walk over to safety and security/parking office (SW1-1001). Pick up parking passes and directions for the assigned parking lot (#19). Note that the parking office is close to the main entrance of BCIT. If you need assistance, contact Paul Thiel at (604) 456-8074.
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