I teach a free, online course in medicinal chemistry on the edX platform. The course was developed at Davidson College and is currently offered through a collaboration with Novartis. In three previous iterations, the course has attracted over 30,000 registrants from around the world. The course repeats on Monday, March 21st.Sounds interesting!
The course runs 7 weeks and covers topics ranging from pharmacokinetics (Vd, clearance, half-life), metabolism, activity against drug targets (Ki, Kd, IC50), lead discovery (screening, filtering hits), and lead optimization. The target audience for the course includes chem/bio/pharmacy graduate students, very recent hires in pharma, or anyone looking for an introduction into topics relevant to drug discovery.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
EdX class in medicinal chemistry
From the inbox, Professor Erland Stevens of Davidson College is once again teaching his class on medicinal chemistry: