The main objective of this course is to familiarize students with the fundamental concepts of drug discovery and development. The course is intended for students who have a background in chemistry and interested in the process of drug discovery. The intended outcome is to train students on various aspects of new drug discovery/development, drug screening, target identification, lead discovery, optimization and the molecular basis of drug design and drug action.
INTENDED AUDIENCE : Third year undergraduates of B.Sc. Chemistry; M.Sc. Chemistry students and doctoral students PREREQUISITES : Any student who has done basic organic chemistry and has some knowledge of biochemistry with an interest in drug discoveryINDUSTRY SUPPORT : Companies in the pharmaceutical sector may recognize and value this course.