Training Course on Computer Assisted Molecular Design and Combinatorial
The International Centre for Science and High Technology, a technology arm
of the UNIDO, will hold a training course on "Molecular Design and Computer
assisted Combinatorial Chemistry" at the AREA Science Park in Trieste,
Italy from 1-5 July, 2002. The course aims to train participants coming
> from Central-East European and Mediterranean Countries. It will include
practical sessions to illustrate some applications of various software used
in R&D centres and industries. Interested persons from developing countries
> from other regions are welcome to apply for the few remaining slots. See
hereunder for more details or check our website (http://www.ics.trieste.it/
) for updates.
- Introduction to combinatorial chemistry and technology
- Molecular databases, sequence alignment, database searching
- Molecular diversity and similarity principles
- Design of combinatorial libraries, analysis and screening
- Computer assisted combinatorial chemistry and drug design methods
- Introduction to molecular modelling; molecular mechanics and force fields
- Molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo methods, free energy calculation methods
- Applications of combinatorial and structure-based molecular design in
drug design, material sciences, catalysts
- Practical sessions, country/institutional reports
The training course is intended for young scientists and technologists from
developing countries with background in the following areas: chemistry,
biology, biochemistry, pharmacology as well as material sciences from
universities, applied research centres and industry. Preference should be
given to applicants who actively participate in their countries' programs
on research and industrial application of molecular modelling and
combinatorial chemistry and combinatorial technologies. As the training
course will be conducted in English, participants should have an adequate
working knowledge of the language.
Participation and Financial Details:
The training course is sponsored by ICS-UNIDO. There is no registration
fee. Travel and living expenses will be covered for a limited number of
participants selected by ICS-UNIDO. The total number of participants from
CEE and Mediterranean countries is limited to 20. Few slots are reserved
for self-financed participants.
Scientific Committee of the Training Course:
Prof. S. Miertus (ICS-UNIDO, Italy); Dr. V. Frecer (ICS-UNIDO Italy); Dr.
P. Seneci (NADAG, Germany); Dr. G. Fassina (Xeptagen, Italy).
Dr. V. Frecer (ICS-UNIDO, Italy), Ms. E. Corazzi (ICS-UNIDO, Italy); Ms. I.
Ochem (ICS-UNIDO, Italy); Mr. Cristian Bologa (ICS-UNIDO, Italy)
* In the training course, internationally recognized experts will lecture.
The closing date for requesting admission is 5 June 2002. Candidates should
fill-in and send an application form or contact the organizers directly.
Applicants who have been accepted for the training course will be notified
by 10 June. All correspondence should be sent to:
Ms. Emanuela Corazzi
Pure and Applied Chemistry
Area Science Park, Padriciano, 99
Trieste 34012, Italy
Phone: 0039-040-9228116, Fax: 0039-040-9228115
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