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Drug Discovery & Medicinal Chemistry
26/07/21

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
 
Pharmacokinetics: 
           Drug transport in the blood Clearance
           Volume of distribution
 
Metabolism: 
            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.
 
https://register.comstech.org/international-workshop-on-drug-discovery-medicinal-chemistry/
 
 
for Virtual Participation.
 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJJG23crSaPO1x1A1ZLFSdcuUK25UCQwHRHzIcIuc0G89nxQ/viewform
 
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  ( hinahej@gmail.com )
Ms. Khazima Muazim ( khazima@comstech.org )
 
  
Website link:   https://www.comstech.org/drug-discovery/