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  • March 18, 2024 To March 19, 2024

  • Workshop

  • BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus

  • Offline / Online

  • Pharmacy

Workshop on Cheminformatics and Machine Learning in Drug Discovery(WCMLDD-2024)


About the Department

The Department of Pharmacy at BITS Pilani is a renowned institution in the field of pharmacy education and research. It was founded in 1950 by the late Prof. M.L. Schroff, who was a pioneer in pharmacy education in India. Since its founding, the department has established itself as one of the leading pharmacy schools in the country. In 2023, the department secured the 3rd rank in the prestigious NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework) in the Pharmacy category. Additionally, our department has been ranked in the impressive 100-150 band in the QS world ranking for Pharmacy and Pharmacology. The department's success can be attributed to its broad-based education system and strong university-industry linkages. The department celebrated 70 years of its existence in 2021 as a premier institution in the field of pharmacy education and research. The alumni of the department have found success in various pharmaceutical companies and government organizations, including drug control, research laboratories, and several premier academic institutions, both in India and abroad. Recently, three faculty members of the department started their own start-ups, which demonstrates the department's commitment to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship among its faculty members and students.

Objectives of Workshop

The role of big data analytics is emerging in all research areas, including drug design and discovery. This two-day workshop intends to expose participants to the cheminformatics and machine learning (ML) approaches used in drug design and discovery. The workshop intends to cover basic theoretical and practical aspects of various techniques used in cheminformatics and ML. Experts in the field will deliver the lectures and hands-on tutorials. The workshop also intends to expose participants to various open-source and commercial tools and databases that can be employed for cheminformatics and machine learning applications. The participants will also get the opportunity to network with each other and well-known researchers in the field. The participants will be provided with a limited period license for Cresset and Schrodinger commercial software for hands-on training.

Workshop Date - 18th - 19th March 2024

Registration Link   - Click to Register

Deadline -  1st March 2024