Picture of DNA strand

Pioneering chemical biology & medicinal chemistry through Open Access research...

Strathprints makes available scholarly Open Access content by researchers in the Department of Pure & Applied Chemistry, based within the Faculty of Science.

Research here spans a wide range of topics from analytical chemistry to materials science, and from biological chemistry to theoretical chemistry. The specific work in chemical biology and medicinal chemistry, as an example, encompasses pioneering techniques in synthesis, bioinformatics, nucleic acid chemistry, amino acid chemistry, heterocyclic chemistry, biophysical chemistry and NMR spectroscopy.

Explore the Open Access research of the Department of Pure & Applied Chemistry. Or explore all of Strathclyde's Open Access research...

The drug discovery portal : a computational platform for identifying drug leads from academia

Clark, R.L. and Johnston, B.F. and Mackay, S.P. and Breslin, C.J. and Robertson, Murray and Sutcliffe, O.B. and Dufton, M.J. and Harvey, A.L. (2010) The drug discovery portal : a computational platform for identifying drug leads from academia. Current Pharmaceutical Design, 16 (15). pp. 1697-1702. ISSN 1381-6128

Full text not available in this repository.Request a copy from the Strathclyde author

Abstract

The Drug Discovery Portal (DDP) is a research initiative based at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. It was initiated in 2007 by a group of researchers with expertise in virtual screening. Academic research groups in the university working in drug discovery programmes estimated there was a historical collection of physical compounds going back 50 years that had never been adequately catalogued. This invaluable resource has been harnessed to form the basis of the DDP library, and has attracted a high-percentage uptake from universities and research groups internationally. Its unique attributes include the diversity of the academic database, sourced from synthetic, medicinal and phytochemists working in academic laboratories and the ability to link biologists with appropriate chemical expertise through a target-matching virtual screening approach, and it has resulted in seven emerging hit development programmes between international contributors.