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Future Events > Tools and Strategies to Find Chemical Probes for Your Protein

Tools and Strategies to Find Chemical Probes for Your Protein - The Role of Computer-Aided Drug Discovery

15 November 2013

Charles Darwin House, London, UK

A Joint Biochemical Society / Royal Society of Chemistry Workshop




Application is still available.


Workshop Background 

This workshop aims to catalyse collaborations between biological scientists and computational chemists. The workshop will be of particular interest to biological scientists who require new chemical reagents to help them to better understand biological mechanism and to computational biologists/chemists who wish to apply computational ligand discovery methods to a biological problem.


Are you a member of one of these two communities?  If so, we want you to come to this one day workshop to present a poster that exemplifies what you are working on and interested in, and to "reach across the corridor" to form new and fruitful collaborations.



  • Molecular docking for probe discovery
  • Virtual screening 
  • Generating chemical probes
  • Elucidation of biological mechanism
  • Fragment-based and structure based methods


Workshop Format


This workshop seeks to highlight the use of computer aided drug discovery to identify chemical probes using virtual screening. To this aim, computational and experimental research groups will be brought together in a 1 day workshop to better understand these biological problems via interdisciplinary collaboration.


This workshop is the fifth of a series entitled "Analytical Tools for the Life Sciences", a collaborative project between the Biochemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry. The workshop aims to bring together life sciences researchers that work at the interface between biology and chemistry to discuss problems and facilitate collaborations.


The programme will feature speakers using a range of techniques and there will be plenty of networking opportunities. The workshop will be suitable for researchers in biology and the wider life sciences and will also be of interest to chemists studying this topic.


Approved by the Society of Biology for the purpose of CPD, this event may be counted as 21 CPD credits.


This workshop is FREE to members of the Biochemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry. 


Member registration: Please note that credit card details need to be provided during the online registration process, and in case of a non attendance or a cancellation made after 28 November 2012, a £20 administration fee will apply.