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2 Days Hands-on Workshop On Molecular Docking Tools & Techniques : From Theory to Practical

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2 Days Mega Hands-on Workshop on Molecular Docking Tools & Techniques - From Theory to Practical

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Get Ready to unlock the secrets of molecular interactions

Welcome to our 2-day Molecular Docking Master Class! Have you ever wondered how scientists discover new drugs? It's all about understanding how tiny molecules interact with proteins in our bodies. In this workshop, we'll guide you through this fascinating process step by step. No complicated jargon – just clear explanations and hands-on practice. Whether you're new to the field or looking to sharpen your skills, join us for an exciting journey into the world of drug discovery. Let's dive in together and uncover the secrets of molecular docking!

Workshop Details:

  • Date: 27th & 28th April 2024
  • Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 PM IST (on both Days)
  • Venue: Zoom

Why Learn Molecular Docking?

Molecular docking is a crucial technique in computational biology and pharmaceutical research. By learning molecular docking, you gain insights into the interaction between small molecules (ligands) and target proteins (receptors), which is fundamental in drug discovery and design processes. Understanding molecular docking allows researchers to predict and analyze potential drug candidates' binding affinity and modes, thereby accelerating the drug development pipeline.

Applications of Molecular Docking:

  • Drug discovery and development
  • Virtual screening of compound libraries
  • Understanding ligand-receptor interactions
  • Predicting protein-ligand binding affinity
  • Structure-based drug design

Who can attend this workshop?

This workshop is designed for individuals who are interested in gaining knowledge and practical skills in the field of molecular docking. The workshop is suitable for:

  1. Students: Undergraduate and graduate students studying fields such as bioinformatics, computational biology, pharmacy, chemistry, or related disciplines who wish to deepen their understanding of molecular docking techniques.

  2. Researchers: Professionals and researchers working in academia, pharmaceutical industries, biotechnology companies, or research institutes who want to enhance their expertise in computational methods for drug discovery and design.

  3. Professionals: Scientists, chemists, biologists, pharmacists, and other professionals seeking to expand their knowledge and proficiency in molecular docking tools and techniques for drug development and related applications.

  4. Educators: Faculty members and educators interested in incorporating molecular docking concepts into their teaching curriculum or research projects.

  5. Enthusiasts: Individuals with a keen interest in computational biology and pharmaceutical sciences who are looking to explore molecular docking as a potential career path or academic pursuit.

Attendees of all levels, from beginners to intermediate learners, are welcome to participate in this workshop. No prior experience in molecular docking is required, as the workshop will cover fundamental principles as well as hands-on exercises to facilitate learning for all participants.

Why Attend This Workshop?

This workshop offers a comprehensive and hands-on learning experience tailored for beginners and intermediate learners in the field of molecular docking. Here's why you should attend:

  1. Expert Guidance: Learn from seasoned experts in the field of computational biology and molecular docking. Our speakers bring years of experience and expertise to guide you through the theoretical foundations and practical applications of molecular docking.

  2. Interactive Learning: Engage in interactive sessions designed to deepen your understanding of molecular docking principles. With a focus on practical applications, you'll gain valuable insights into the tools and techniques used in real-world scenarios.

  3. Hands-on Experience: Participate in hands-on sessions where you'll apply theoretical knowledge to practical exercises. Gain proficiency in molecular docking software and learn how to analyze docking results effectively.

  4. Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow researchers and professionals in the field, fostering collaborations and knowledge exchange. Share insights, ask questions, and expand your professional network within the computational biology community.

  5. Comprehensive Curriculum: Cover a wide range of topics essential for mastering molecular docking, including ligand and receptor preparation, molecular docking algorithms, and validation techniques. By the end of the workshop, you'll have a solid understanding of the entire molecular docking workflow.

Workshop Module:

Day 1:

Session I: Introduction to Molecular Docking

  • Topics Included:
    • Overview of molecular docking.
    • Basic principles of molecular docking.
    • Importance and applications in drug discovery and design.
    • Druggability parameters assessment.
Resource Speaker: Prodyot Banerjee

Session II:
Understanding Protein Structure

  • Topics Included:
    • Introduction to protein structure.
    • Protein data bank (PDB) and accessing protein structures.
    • Tools for visualization and analysis of protein structures.
Resource Speaker: Prodyot Banerjee

Session III:
Ligand Preparation

  • Topics Included:
    • Introduction to ligands.
    • Ligand data sources and formats.
    • Ligand preparation techniques: cleaning, optimization, and format conversion.
Resource Speaker: Dr. Prakrity Singh

Day 2:

Session I: Receptor Preparation

  • Topics Included:
    • Introduction to receptors.
    • Receptor data sources and formats.
    • Receptor preparation techniques: cleaning, optimization, and format conversion.
Resource Speaker: Dr. Nilofer Shaikh

Session II:
Molecular Docking Algorithms

  • Topics Included:
    • Overview of different molecular docking algorithms (e.g., AutoDock, AutoDock Vina, SwissDock, etc.).
    • Understanding scoring functions.
    • Parameters optimization and grid generation.
Resource Speaker: Dr. Nilofer Shaikh

Session III:
Performing Molecular Docking and Validating Docking Results

  • Topics Included:
    • Hands-on session with molecular docking software.
    • Docking ligands into protein structures.
    • Visualization and analysis of docking results.
    • Evaluation metrics for docking poses.
    • Visual inspection of docking poses.
    • Understanding binding interactions.
Resource Speaker: Dr. Prakrity Singh

Session IV:
Q&A and Conclusion

  • Topics Included:
    • Open discussion and questions.
    • Recap of key concepts and techniques.
    • Resources and further learning opportunities.
    • Future directions and emerging trends in molecular docking.

Resource Speaker: All speakers

Join us for an immersive learning experience in molecular docking tools and techniques. Reserve your spot today and embark on a journey from theory to practical application!

Frequently asked questions

Are these going to be live sessions?

The Workshop will be conducted live.

What If I miss a session?

The recording of the sessions will be available for five days post-completion of the workshop. So you can go back and refer to the recordings, but make sure you do not miss the live sessions and take maximum benefit from them. 

Is this hands-on?

This will be a live online workshop with online hands-on training

How to get the hard copy certificate?

To avail of the hard copy certificate, the candidate should attend the complete session and pay a small fee.

Whom do I contact for any further queries or technical difficulties?

Have any trouble? Get in touch with our team. Click on the virtual chat assistant or write to us at cst@biotecnika.org or info@biotecnika.org.