Computational Biology Distinguished Speaker: Andrew McCammon

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, NSF Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, Joseph E. Mayer Professor of Theoretical Chemistry, Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology, University of California at San Diego

Computer-aided Drug Discovery for Infectious Diseases

Thursday, October 22, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Room 6014, BST4
Refreshments will be provided.


This lecture will provide a general introduction to some of the ways that modern theoretical and computational chemistry are contributing to the discovery of new pharmaceuticals, with special emphasis on drugs for infectious diseases. The basic sciences and computing technologies involved have advanced to the point that physics-based simulations of drug targets are now yielding truly valuable suggestions for new compounds. Images and animations related to this work can be found at the website