PHC320H1: Chemistry and Technologies in Drug Discovery


This course provides interdisciplinary learning related to the chemistry of drugs and technologies of drug discovery as they are related to small molecules and biologics, their mechanisms of action, and the latest trends in the field of pharmaceuticals. Various important concepts such as structure-activity relationships, drug-like properties, computer modelling, combinatorial chemistry, small molecule drugs, biologics and related aspects in relation to new drugs will be covered. Novel concepts such as artificial intelligence in drug discovery will be introduced. After completing this course, students may practice entry-level medicinal chemistry with sound synthetic chemistry acquired from other chemistry courses, or take advanced courses in medicinal chemistry, drug discovery, and specialized courses in drug development. Students will also have a deeper understanding of drug discovery and development.

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