Information Technologies for Chemoinformatics
- New grant from the Danish Strategic Research Council to encourage and support collaboration between academia and industry
Chemoinformatics is a rapidly growing field with a large application
potential in the pharma industry. In January 2005, the CBS
Chemoinformatics group was etablished as a collaboration between
the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the Danish University of
Pharmaceutical Sciences (DFU). The chemoinformatics initiative is
supported by a grant from the NABIIT program under the Danish Council for
Strategic Research and from the Danish Technical Research Council.
The goal of the CBS chemoinformatic group is to develop a broad variety of
new and innovative computational tools for use in the drug discovery and
optimization process. The research is mainly focused on analysis of large
compound and property databases, and the development of predictive tools
using machine learning and computational chemistry based methods.
New grant supporting collaboration between research and industries of
small to medium size
In November 2006, the chemoinformatics
initiative received additional funding from the Danish Council for
Strategic Research for the SME (Small to Medium sized Enterprises) pilot
project Information Technologies for Chemoinformatics. The target
of this program is to encourage and support collaboration between research
and industries of small to medium size and to promote the active
involvement of the industry in the research work. The focus is especially
put on establishing new research partners and motivating collaboration
with industries with up to now limited - or even non-existing - contact
with the research world, in order to built an initial collaboration.
Seeking industry partners
As part of this new program, the chemoinformatics group is seeking SME industry partners within drug discovery, pharmacology and/or biotechnology
for projects that can be initiated in the Spring of 2007. The collaboration will involve the development and implementation
of Chemoinformatics methods taking the actual needs and wishes of the SME partners as starting point.
For more information, please contact: Svava Ósk Jónsdóttir or
click on one of the links below.