Cheminformatics with your coffee

Consider this—there are as many potential drug-like chemicals as stars in the whole universe. Synthesizing and testing all those compounds experimentally is impossible. So how does drug development move forward?

Denis Fourches, assistant professor of Chemistry, will offer some answers in the Coffee & Viz event, Modeling the Chemical Space, on Friday, Nov. 16 from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. in the Hunt Library’s Teaching and Visualization Lab. Fourches will talk about the rise of cheminformatics and artificial intelligence to model, visualize, and virtually screen those chemicals for various applications in drug discovery, chemical risk assessment, and green chemistry.

The event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served in an adjacent space beginning at 9:15 a.m.

About the Coffee & Viz series
Held in our high-tech spaces at the Hunt Library, the Coffee & Viz series provides a showcase for the unique ways that researchers at NC State and elsewhere are using visualization to enhance their work. Coffee and light refreshments from locally owned Anisette Sweet Shop will be available in an adjacent space beginning at 9:15 a.m. To increase the sustainability of this program, please consider bringing your own reusable coffee mug.

Karen Ciccone