August 03, 2017
||Sheraton Valley Forge|
480 North Gulph Road, Philadelphia, PA, 19406, United States
|Complimentary continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.|
Fragment-Based Drug Design
The course will focus on fragment-based drug design tools in MOE. Combinatorial fragment design and scaffold replacement in the receptor active site will be covered in detail, along with approaches for fragment linking and growing. A method for generating a series of closely related derivatives through medicinal chemistry transformations and the reaction based combinatorial builder will be presented. The use of pharmacophores and 2D/3D descriptors to guide drug design processes will also be discussed.
Antibody Modeling and Protein Engineering in MOE
The course covers approaches for structure-based antibody design and includes protein-protein interactions analysis, in silico protein engineering, affinity modeling and antibody homology modeling. The interaction of a co-crystallized antibody-antigen complex will be studied by generating and examining the molecular surfaces and visualizing protein-protein interactions in 3D and 2D. Antibody properties will be evaluated using specialized calculated protein property descriptors and analyzing protein patches. The application of protein engineering tools for homology modeling and conducting property optimization of antibodies in the context of developability will be studied. Antibody optimization examples will include identification of glycosylation sites and analysis of correlated pairs using a specialized antibody database. An approach for humanizing antibody homology models will be discussed. All the steps necessary for producing and assessing antibody homology models will be described.
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