Training on Drug Discovery

PRTF and Novo Informatics offer a highly supervised and coordinated project-oriented training on various aspects of drug discovery and drug design. This training will introduce students about the basic bioinformatics workflow in drug discovery, hands-on learning of various software packages supported with theory lectures for a comprehensive learning.

  • The program builds a solid foundation by covering the various aspects of drug discovery and drug design.
  • The program takes a step-by-step approach to learning as we walk you through all the elements of drug discovery and drug design.
  • These hands-on projects, with guidance from the program’s support team, will give you an opportunity to learn by doing.
  • Duration of training

    45 Days

    Programme commencement

    15th January, 2019

    Course content

    Introduction to Drug Discovery, Protein Sequences and Structure, Basics of molecular interaction, Protein databases and visualization, 3D structure modeling of proteins, Proteins as drug targets, Chemical compound databases, Molecular format conversion, Molecular docking, Virtual Screening, Drug likeness prediction, Molecular interaction analysis

    Course format

    Orientation on role of bioinformatics in drug discovery (Lectures and Practical) - 10 days
    Problem identification and hypothesis building - 2 days
    Experimental work - 30 days
    Thesis writing and Presentation - 3 days


    Prof. G.P.S. Raghava
    Eminent Scientist

    Project Supervisor

    Aditya Arya, Ph.D.

    Avinash Mishra, Ph.D.

    Vivek Dhar Dwivedi, Ph.D.

    Visiting Speakers and Instructors

    S. Ramachandran (Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-IGIB, New Delhi)

    Abhilash Jayaraj (Project Scientist, SCFBio, Department of Chemistry, IIT Delhi)

    Shailendra Asthana (Scientist C, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad)

    Manish Kumar (Assistant Professor, Department of Biophysics, South Campus, University of Delhi)

    Md Imtaiyaz Hassan (Assistant Professor, Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi)

    Mairaj Ahmed Ansari (Assistant Professor, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi)

    Amresh Prakash (Young Scientist-SERB, School of Computational & Integrative Sciences, JNU, New Delhi)

    Contact Information

    Have a question? Please free to contact the co-ordinator.

    Schedule of Training Programme