Bioinformatics in Drug Research

Module Code
Module Coordinators
Andreas Peter Dominik
Andreas Peter Dominik
Short Description
The module introduces today's process of drug research and development with focus on target-oriented application of bioinformatics techniques.
Learning Objectives

Students know the general techniques of drug research in the pharmaceutical industry. They are familiar with application of Bioinformatics software and are able to apply or develop appropriate software tools for drug discovery. They can use their skills as a Bioinformaticians in interdisciplinary teams.

  • The process of drug research
  • Bioinformatics tools for identification of new therapies
  • Bioinformatics tools for drug design
  • Bioinformatics tools for drug profiling
  • Bioinformatics tools for clinical research
  • Current developments
  • Application of public domain tools and implementation of own software tools
Duration in Semester
Instruction Language
Total Effort
6 CrP; an estimated 180 hours, of which approximately 60 are spent in class.
Weekly School Hours
Method of Instruction

Lecture 2 SWS, Practical Course 2 SWS

Requirements for the awarding of Credit Points

Examination prerequisite: Acceptance of exercises

Examination: Written exam

Evaluation Standard
according to examination regulations (§ 9)
  • Bioinformatics - From Genomes to Drugs: T. Lengauer (Editor), WileyVCH
  • G. Klebe: Wirkstoffdesign, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
  • Horrobin, D. F. Modern biomedical research: an internally self-consistent universe with little contact with medical reality? Nat. Rev. Drug. Discov. 2, 151–154 (2003).
  • Kubinyi, H. Drug research: myths, hype and reality. Nat. Rev. Drug. Discov. 2, 665–668 (2003).
Prerequisite Modules