Drug Discovery & Medicinal Chemistry

International Workshop Organized by COMSTECH in Collaboration with H. E. J. Research Institute of Chemistry, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi

Short Abstract:
This workshop is designed to discuss various aspects of design and development of anti-infective agents by using medicinal chemistry approaches, along with discussion on latest and outstanding developments in medicinal chemistry and rational drug design for the discovery of new anti-infective agents. Topics to be discussed in the workshop are:
Medicinal chemistry and the Drug Approval Process: 
             Early natural products and synthetic molecules used as drugs
             Safety issues in the drugs
             Modern drug discovery and approval process
             Intellectual property issues with drugs
Drug Targets: 
           Structure of proteins Enzymes
           Enzymatic activity and inhibition
           Receptors and molecules that modulate their activity
           Drug transport in the blood Clearance
           Volume of distribution
            Prod rugs
            Types of metabolic reactions
            Genetic and population effects
Binding, Structure, and Diversity: 
            Intermolecular forces Drug-target complementarity
            Molecular diversity and chemical libraries combinatorial chemistry
Lead Discovery: Drug screening Filtering hits to find leads:
            Drug screening Filtering hits to find leads
            Existing drugs and natural products as leads
Lead Optimization:
               Functional group replacements

Target Audience:
This workshop is designed to address the interest of scientists and research scholars from different fields including Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, etc
Flyer of the Webinar: ATTACHED
Registration Process:
Step 1: Fill the online application form.
for Physical Participation.
for Virtual Participation.
Step 2: Selected candidates will be notified through email; hence, applicants are required to check their emails regularly.
Address: COMSTECH Secretariat, 33-Constitution Avenue, G-5/2, Islamabad 
Phone No. : +92 51 9220681-3
Contact Persons:
Dr. Hina Siddiqui  ( )
Ms. Khazima Muazim ( )
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