Learn about computational drug discovery

Science on Tap is hosting Dr. Leah Frye, Vice President of Schrödinger’s Drug Discovery Group at the Clinton Street Theatre on August 2 at 7 pm. Here’s the summary:

We all take drugs —Tylenol, Lipitor, Nexium, Viagra — but have you ever wondered how they’re developed? Drug discovery is a long, arduous and yet innovative scientific process that involves a wide variety of physicians and scientists including biologists, chemists, crystallographers, statisticians, pharmacologists, and many more. In this multi-media presentation, Leah Frye, Vice President of Schrödinger’s Drug Discovery Group, will describe the different approaches pharmaceutical and biotech companies take to find new drugs and the steps required for approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The talk will also highlight the important role computers and computational methods play in the overall drug discovery process with an emphasis on preclinical stages.

A great opportunity to learn about a little-known aspect of both drug discovery and the work of a group of scientists in the Portland area. See you there.

— Jim

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