Hands-On Workshop: Tools in Drug Discovery
Date: December 9-10, 2004
9:30am-6:00pm (Dec. 9)
9:00am-6:00pm (Dec. 10)
Location: CBRi Facility, Burnaby, BC
GAIT Bldg. NE25, Rm. 304
Program Leader: Dr. David Wishart
About the Workshop:
This hands-on course will introduce students to the principles and practices of bioinformatics in drug discovery using a combination of lectures and hands-on computer lab sessions. Upon completion, the participants will have a working knowledge of the methods, tools and databases for drug discovery including, referential databases, structure rendering and modeling software, finding drug leads through metabolites and pathways, small molecule searching and comparison, and predicting drug interactions and toxicities. Participants will also be instructed on how to use docking software and identifying drug target candidates.
Who Can Benefit?
· Biotechnology professionals and managers seeking an applied introduction to the area of boinformatics
· Researchers interested in expanding their work into the area of drug discovery
· Research technologists, research assistants and graduate students wishing to apply basic bioinformatics tools to enhance their research and laboratory expertise
· Computer professionals wishing to expand their skills and experience into the growing field of drug discovery
Upon completion of this course, you will have learned a wide variety of topics and subjects including:
· Bioinformatics and drug discovery
· Gene prediction for identifying novel targets
· Genome and proteome annotation
· Pathways, metabolism & metabolic databases
· Drug target ID methods and databases
· Rational drug design
· Protein structure and the PDB
· Small molecule structures and cheminformatics
· Docking and docking software
· Identifying drug target leads for the viral pathogens
About the Instructor
Dr. Wishart is a Professor of Computing Science at the University of Alberta. He currently holds the Bristol-Myers Squibb Chair in Protein Chemistry and in 2003 was cross-appointed as research scientist with the NRC’s National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT). He is co-founder of BioTools Inc. (a Bioinformatics company) and Chenomx Inc. (a Metabonomics company). Dr. Wishart is also a co-founder of the Canadian Bioinformatics Workshops – a national Bioinformatics training program that has been in operation since 1999.
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**NEW - Time change (last updated Dec. 7, 2004)**
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 BCIT 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 Amardeep Gill at (604) 432-8920.
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Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
6083 McKay Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5H 2W7
Tel: (604) 438-1200
Fax: (604) 431-7782
Radisson Hotel Burnaby
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Burnaby, BC V5G 1C7
Fax: (604) 430-9230
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