Name : Defang OUYANG
Affiliation : University of Macau, Macao
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : http://www.umac.mo/sklqrcm/academic_staff/defangouyang_e.html
The use of computational modelling methods in the field of drug design, for example QSAR and ligand docking, has, over the past decades, become well developed to the point of being a mature field. Pharmaceutical research is, however, a far broader field than drug design alone.
Unlike the case for drug design, the application of computational modelling to drug delivery and pharmaceutical nanotechnology “computational pharmaceutics” is a very new field with great potential for growth.Although a number of techniques have been developed for the analysis of dosage forms, the development of drug formulations still strongly relies on the personal experiences of scientists by trial-and-error. Computational modelling has the ability to provide a multiscale window to pharmaceutics and drug delivery.
This mini-symposium will focus on the application of multiscale modeling techniques in drug delivery - named as 'computational pharmaceutics'. The mini-symposium will discuss the modeling of different drug delivery systems, such as cyclodextrins, solid dispersions, liposomes, polymer coating of delivery systems, particulate media, protein/peptide formulations, non-viral gene delivery systems and surface modification, and three important methodological areas: molecular modelling, and processsimulation, biopharmaceutical modelling.The aim of this mini-symposium is to introduce a general audience of pharmaceutical scientists in both industry and academia to the application computational modelling techniques to problems relating to pharmaceutics (drug delivery and nanomedicine).