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Mohd Imran Siddiqi, Ph.D.

Chief Scientist, Molecular and Structural Biology

Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Facility

Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CBB) Facility@CSIR-CDRI provides an integrated environment for informatics systems, computational chemistry and molecular modeling to facilitate and enhance drug design and discovery programs at CSIR-CDRI. CBB group’s research effort are focused on studying the macromolecules and their interactions with small molecules through the concepts and methods of the computational sciences. Computer-based methods in bio-molecular sciences are an increasing complement to experiment. Particular uses are for studying molecular details that are not easily accessible to experiment and making experimentally-testable predictions, especially for drug design. We use structural bioinformatics and computational chemistry tools with specific focus on bio-molecular modeling and simulation, 3D-QSAR studies, virtual screening and development of computational predictive models towards the identification and design of small molecules as inhibitors/vaccines or chemical probes against various therapeutically important drug targets.

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