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PRINCIPLES OF DRUG DISCOVERY

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Principles of Drug Discovery

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Academic year 2020/2021

Course ID
BIO0214 Pds 307-DDD
Teacher
Prof. Giuseppe Ermondi (Lecturer)
Degree course
[0101M21] Molecular Biotechnology
Year
1st year
Teaching period
To be defined
Type
Related or integrative
Credits/Recognition
5
Course disciplinary sector (SSD)
CHIM/08 - chimica farmaceutica
Delivery
Formal authority
Language
English
Attendance
Obligatory
Type of examination
Written and oral
Prerequisites
Background in peptides/protein structure, and basic knowledge of organic chemistry
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Sommario del corso

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Course objectives

Understanding the drug discovery process and its phases. Discuss in terms of structure-activity/property relationships (QSAR/QSPR) the pharmacodynamic and ADME-Tox behavior of some classes of drugs. 

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Results of learning outcomes

Acquisition of the concept of drug and its characterization parameters. Acquisition of the concept of the multidisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity of the drug discovery process through the study of selected drug classes. Knowledge of some of the main experimental and computational methodologies used in medicinal chemistry.

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Course delivery

The course will be delivered in remote presence according to the guidelines provided by the Department and University.

Students can attend to the lessons using Moodle. The registration is free and mandatory to access to the course material and link to remote lessons.

A student is required to attain at least 75% of the attendance for lectures, tutorials and practical sessions of the course (in classroom or in remote presence).

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Learning assessment methods

The exam consists in the presentation and discussion of an article assigned by the professor.

Exams will be conducted 'face-to-face' or online according to university guidelines.

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Support activities

in-depth multimedia material will be available to students

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Program

Drug target interaction.

Pharmacokinetics and ADME-Tox.

The drug discovery pipeline.

Drug development.

Methods for the determination of physicochemical and in-vitro ADME-Tox descriptors in drug discover.

Examples.

Suggested readings and bibliography

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To consult:

Basic Principles of Drug Discovery and Development
Autore: Benjamin BlassEdizione: 1st
Casa editrice: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780124115088
Url: https://www.elsevier.com/books/basic-principles-of-drug-discovery-and-development/blass/978-0-12-411508-8



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Note

Le modalità di svolgimento dell'attività didattica potranno subire variazioni in base alle limitazioni imposte dalla crisi sanitaria in corso. In ogni caso è assicurata la modalità a distanza per tutto l'anno accademico

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