This course type is computational

Resources for Computational Drug Discovery

02 - 06 November 2015Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK
Deadlines (at 23:59 UTC):
  • Application Deadline Closed

  • Summary

    Run jointly with EMBL-EBI, this workshop will provide participants with
    the underlying principles of computational chemical biology and address
    how these methods are applied in the field of drug discovery. It will
    explore approaches to accessing data, combining different data types and
    introduce the tools available to assist analysis work. Practical sessions
    will guide participants in retrieving and analysing chemogenomic,
    proteomic and metabolomic data for target analysis.

    Target audience
    This workshop attracts both academic and industrial researchers
    interested in drug discovery, from a range of biological and chemical
    disciplines. An undergraduate level of biology is essential and
    participants should also have a basic understanding of UNIX, programming
    and running simple scripts (such as python).

    Places on this workshop are limited to 30 and will be awarded on

  • Programme

    During this workshop you will learn about:

    • Approaches in computational drug discovery
    • EMBL-EBI chemical biology resources
    • PDBe for structural models
    • ZINC purchasable compound database
    • canSAR drug discovery platform

    For a basic introduction to the Unix environment, visit:

    Learning objectives

    After this workshop you should be able to:
    • Access publicly available chemical biology databases
    • Define strategies for identifying and selecting bioactive molecules for screening
    • Apply computational chemistry and biology tools for compound design and target evaluation
    • Develop strategies for drug reuse and repositioning
  • Instructors / Speakers

    Scientific programme committee
    Anna Gaulton EMBL-EBI, UK
    Tom Hancocks EMBL-EBI, UK
    Anne Hersey EMBL-EBI, UK
    George Papadatos EMBL-EBI, UK

    Confirmed tutors
    Bissan Al-Lazikani The Institute of Cancer Research,
    Francis Atkinson EMBL-EBI, UK
    John Berrisford EMBL-EBI, UK
    Nathan Brown The Institute of Cancer Research, UK
    Jon Chambers EMBL-EBI, UK
    Ian Dunham EMBL-EBI, UK
    Val Gillet University of Sheffield, UK
    Darren Green GlaxoSmithKline, UK
    Aroon Hingorani UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science,
    John Irwin University of California San Francisco,
    Felix Kruger EMBL-EBI, UK
    Benoit Laleu Medicines for Malaria Venture,
    Grace Mugumbate EMBL-EBI, UK
    John Overington Stratified Medical, UK
    Julio Saez-Rodriguez EMBL-EBI, UK

  • How to Apply

    The workshop is subsidised by the Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses
    and Scientific Conferences Programme. This is a residential workshop and
    there is a fee of £500 towards board and lodging for non-commercial
    applicants. Please contact us for the commercial fee.

    Accommodation (at The Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Hinxton,
    Cambridge, for the nights of  2,3,4 and 5 November 2015), catering
    and tutoring are included in the registration fee. Payment will be
    requested following confirmation of acceptance on the course.

    Applications for this course can be completed online. If you have any
    problems with the online application process, please contact us.

    Please note: Applications
    must be supported by a
    recommendation from a scientific or clinical sponsor (e.g. supervisor or
    head of department). A request for a supporting
    statement will be sent
    to your nominated sponsor automatically during
    the application process.
    Applicants must ensure that their sponsor
    provides this supporting
    statement by the application deadline. Applications without a supporting
    statement cannot be considered.

    Deadline for Applications: Closed

  • Bursaries

    Bursaries are not available for this workshop.