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> Subject:	Fwd: GRAND Seminar: Oct 4, 2011 - 12 noon
> Date:	Wed, 28 Sep 2011 18:19:17 -0400
> From:	Huzefa Rangwala <[log in to unmask]>
> To:	Huzefa Rangwala <[log in to unmask]>
> ** Apologies for multiple posting **
> Grand Seminar: The Role of Cheminformatics in Modern Drug Discovery
> Date: Tuesday, Oct 4, 2011,
> Time: 12:00-1:00 pm,
> Place: Engineering Bldg. #4201, Fairfax Campus
> Speaker: Simon Wang, Ph.D., Howard University
> Abstract
> Cheminformatics (also known as chemoinformatics and chemical
> informatics) is the application of  informational techniques to a
> range of problems in the field of chemistry.  These  in
> silicotechniques have played an increasing role in modern drug
> discovery and translational sciences in recent years.  The development
> of cheminformatics methods and procedures  that  enable  the automatic
> identification and extraction of privileged structures is very
> important in the context of generating knowledge from High-Throughput
> Screening (HTS) data.  In this talk, I am going to introduce our
> recent efforts on the methodology development in this area that aims
> to improve the  performance of virtual screening, i.e., finding
> molecular structures that are similar in their activity to the probe
> molecules or even predicting the activities of compounds in a library.
> Several successful cases using the cheminformatics technique will be
> presented as well.
> Speaker's Bio
> Simon Wang is currently an Assistant Professor and the Head of the
> Laboratory of Cheminfomatics and Drug Design at the Department of
> Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy Howard University (HU). He
> is also a faculty member for the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center
> for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCTSA) Biomedical
> Informatics (BI) component, and an investigator for the District of
> Columbia Developmental Center for AIDS Research (DC D-CFAR). Dr. Wang
> received his B.S. degree in Pharmacy from Peking University School of
> Pharmaceutical Sciences, a M.S. degree in Pharmacology from Peking
> Union Medical College, and a Ph.D. degree in Computational Chemistry
> from the Department of Chemistry and Quantum Theory Project at the
> University of Florida. Prior to his joining the HU in late 2010, Dr.
> Wang had postdoctoral training with Dr. Harel Weinstein at Cornell
> University and had been a junior faculty at the Eshelman School of
> Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH).
> Thanks,
> -Huzefa Rangwala
> PS: Please email me at [log in to unmask], if you would like to meet Simon