Drug design is significantly assisted by artificial intelligence, which uses machine learning and deep learning algorithms to analyse vast amounts of biological and chemical data in search of patterns that can be used to predict functionality, drug-target interactions, optimize molecular structures, biological activity, speed up the discovery of potential drug candidates, to name a few. The proposed International conference (AI-SPARK 2023) will be helpful to bring together the leading academician, researchers, and scholars across the globe to facilitate a better understanding and integration of the latest artificial intelligence approaches and propel the development of new tools and techniques in drug design and development. Further, the hands-on experience will educate and equip the participants from academia and scientific enterprises to implement AI algorithms to solve specific problems. Multidisciplinary approaches can harness the power of AI to expedite the discovery of safer, more effective drugs for the benefit of society worldwide.
About the Department of Pharmacoinformatics
The Department of Pharmacoinformatics, NIPER S.A.S. Nagar is a pioneering department dedicated to the field of pharmacoinformatics, which combines computational and molecular sciences with pharmaceutical research to accelerate the drug discovery and development process. The department is at the forefront of artificial intelligence/machine learning, molecular modeling and simulation, pharmacophore mapping, medical informatics, chemoinformatics, computational toxicology, data-driven approaches, and more, with an aim to contribute to the development of safer, more effective, and personalized medicines for the benefit of global healthcare. The department is equipped with state-of-the-art computational infrastructure, a high-performance computing facility, and software to equip our students with essential skills for successful careers. Collaboration is the key aspect and department actively foster partnerships from research organizations and academic institutions to promote knowledge exchange and collaborative research. Department of Pharmacoinformatics offers comprehensive academic programs and cutting-edge research opportunities for students and researchers interested in the intersection of pharmaceutical sciences and computational sciences.
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) S.A.S. Nagar, an autonomous body set up under the aegis of Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India, is the first national level institute in pharmaceutical sciences with a proclaimed objective of becoming a centre of excellence for advanced studies and research in pharmaceutical sciences. The Institute has been conceived with the ambitious objectives of developing professional expertise and skilled manpower in Pharmaceutical Sciences and related areas. As an apex nucleating institute in the area of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, the establishment of NIPER S.A.S. Nagar is a major step of Govt. of India towards strengthening the indigenous capability necessary for exploiting profitably and harnessing multi-dimensional facets of Pharmaceutical Science at all levels, and attaining expertise to benefit people of India and the global arena.