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Featured article: TeachOpenCADD: a teaching platform for computer-aided drug design using open source packages and data

Owing to the increase in freely available software and data for cheminformatics and structural bioinformatics, research for computer-aided drug design (CADD) is more and more built on modular, reproducible, and easy-to-share pipelines. While documentation for such tools is available, there are only a few freely accessible examples that teach the underlying concepts focused on CADD, especially addressing users new to the field. In this article, Sydow et al. present TeachOpenCADD, a teaching platform developed by students for students, using open source compound and protein data as well as basic and CADD-related Python packages. We provide interactive Jupyter notebooks for central CADD topics, integrating theoretical background and practical code.

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2019

Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Chemical Structures
Edited by Gerard van Westen and Markus Wagener
Collection published: 14 February 2019

Programming Languages for Chemical Information
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Collection published: 5 February 2019

2018

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Edited by Martin Krallinger, Obdulia Rabal, Anália Lourenço, Alfonso Valencia
Collection published: 14 December 2018

Novel applications of machine learning in cheminformatics
Edited by Ola Spjuth
Collection published: 21 February 2018

2015

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2013

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2012

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Collection published: 13 December 2012

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2011

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Collection published: 13 May 2011

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New Content ItemEgon Willighagen is a researcher in the BiGCaT Department for Bioinformatics and teacher at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

New Content ItemRajarshi Guha is the Associate Director of Informatics at Vertex Pharmaceuticals where he leads the cheminformatics group that is responsible for informatics needs in high throughput screening.​​​​​​​

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Nina Jeliazkova, Idea Consult Ltd., Bulgaria

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