The Computer-Aided Drug Design (CADD) Center was established to foster collaborative research between biologists, biophysicists, structural biologists, and computational scientists at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and beyond.

Advances in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology, facilitated by developments in genomics and proteomics, are producing a large number of novel biological targets that may be exploited for therapeutic intervention.

To facilitate the discovery of novel therapeutic agents, rational drug design methods in combination with structural biology offer great potential. The major goal of the CADD Center is to initiate these collaborations, leading to the establishment of research projects to discover novel chemical entities with the potential to be developed into novel therapeutic agents.

Computer-Aided Drug Design (CADD) Center Overview

This three-minute video provides a detailed overview of the CADD Center at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, including information about the types of research currently underway in the center and how the center's work is advancing the field of drug discovery.

The CADD Center provides collaborative opportunities for biologists to apply CADD approaches to their research programs.

For more information, please visit the CADD Center website.

Latest News from the CADD Center

The CADD Center hosted its biennial CADD Symposium on May 23, 2018. Designed to facilitate collaborations between the CADD Center and researchers across the University System of Maryland and beyond, the event presented recent developments in the fields of drug design and development.

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