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Workshop on Computational Methods in Hit & Lead Identification/ Optimization for Drug Discovery by JNU [Nov 19-20]: Register by Nov 17


The Advanced Instrumentation Research Facility (AIRF), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is organizing an Online workshop on “Computational Methods in Hit and Lead Identification/ Optimization for Drug Discovery” from  Nov 19 to 20, 2020. The webinar shall be online and will have lectures and hand-on sessions by application specialists.

Jawaharlal Nehru University is a public central university located in New Delhi, India. It was established in 1969 and named after Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister. The university is known for leading faculties and research emphasis on liberal arts and applied sciences.

Jawaharlal Nehru University was established in 1969 by an act of parliament. It was named after Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister. G. Parthsarthi was the first vice-chancellor. Prof. Moonis Raza was the Founder Chairman and Rector. The bill for the establishment of Jawaharlal Nehru University was placed in the Rajya Sabha on 1 September 1965 by the then minister of education M. C. Chagla.


The two-day hands-on cloud-based workshop includes a lecture and practical session on targeting structure & ligand-based drug discovery using the Schrödinger suite hosted on Amazon web servers. Participants shall get practical experience using the software and in-person guidance on the following topics: Maestro GUI, organic molecule enumerations, protein selection, preparation, hit/ lead optimizations, etc.

They shall learn rational strategies to screen small molecule hit and lead identification against therapeutic targets of interest. The workshop shall include brief background presentations for Molecular Docking, Pharmacophore Modeling, 3D QSAR, and case studies on real-time industrial drug discovery projects.

Who can Attend?

Applications are invited from registered research students/ scholars from an Academic Institution. The webinar is open to all research students and scholars. Depending upon availability not more than one research student/ scholar from each lab will be allowed. Decisions of the screening committee shall be final and only selected candidates will be allowed to participate in the workshop.

How to Apply?

To download the application form, click here.

Application has to be sent to the workshop.airfjnu@gmail.com and cc to parveenkumar@mail.jnu.ac.in on or before 17th November 2020 till 5:00 PM.


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Workshop on Computational Methods in Hit & Lead Identification/ Optimization for Drug Discovery by JNU



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