What is pharmaceutical bioinformatics?
Pharmaceutical bioinformatics is a new discipline in the area of the genomics revolution. It is central to biomedicine with application in areas like pharmacy, medicine, biology and medicinal chemistry. The genomics revolution has given high throughput methods for massive gene sequencing, chemical synthesis and biological testing. This creates oceans of new information. Pharmaceutical bioinformatics is all about how to use all the new information effectively. For a conference on this see:
Is this course for me?
Are you in the area of the life sciences? Do you have a keen interest to learn how computers can be used to understand the life processes? Are you curious how modern informatics tools can be used to unravel the inner mysteries of the cell – even down to its deepest molecular and chemical levels? Do you want to know about frontier technologies to develop novel drugs? Does your area relate to medicinal chemistry? If you can answer yes to any of these questions this course is for you!