You are cordially invited to the Bioinformatics Colloquium tomorrow
afternoon, Tuesday March 4, 2014 from 4:30- 6:00pm in Bull Run Hall #249, Prince William Campus.
Topic: Drug Discovery Today
Speaker: David Toth (University of Mary Washington)
Pharmaceutical companies have come
under fire for charging high prices for drugs that treat or cure terrible diseases. People are told that the cost of the drugs is not just for the pills themselves, but also to recoup the cost of researching and developing the drugs and enable the development
of the next important pharmaceutical. In order to decrease the time taken and cost of developing new drugs, the process of drug discovery today has shifted from a significantly wet lab based activity to a signifcantly computer based process. The use of computers
enables us to search for drugs to treat or cure diseases much faster and cheaper.