Academic Health Center

Center for Drug Design

cCWCS Workshop

NSF-Sponsored Chemistry Collaborations, Workshops & Communities of Scholars

Center for Drug Design welcomes participants to the 2013 cCWCS Workshop (Medicinal Chemistry). The Medicinal Chemistry workshop is designed to assist chemistry educators working to design their own course in Medicinal Chemistry as well as those who wish to incorporate medicinal chemistry into other chemistry courses. The workshop will provide the participants with a basic understanding of medicinal chemistry. Instructors will include the PI (Prof Steven E. Patterson) as well as members of the Center for Drug Design faculty. With the exception of Day 1 the daily activities will include a morning lecture, break, second morning lecture, lunch and afternoon hands on exercises as described below.The keynote lecture will be presented by Prof Robert Vince.

cCWCS Workshop Details
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Program Overview

The participants will receive course materials that include lecture notes, laboratory exercises and description of Medicinal Chemistry curriculum.

Major topics to be covered will include:

1. History of Medicinal Chemistry
2. Legal and Regulatory Issues
3. Target Selection and Validation
5. Lead Generation and Development
6. Structure-Activity Relationships
7. Assay Development
8. Computational Approaches to Structure Based Drug Design
9. Chemoinformatics: Data Annotation, Management and Mining

For Detailed cCWCS Workshop Agenda: Click Here

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Traveler Information

The workshop takes place at the east bank of the University of Minnesota – Minneapolis campus.

About Minneapolis: Click Here

University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Campus East Bank Campus Map: Click Here

Workshop Locations:

The accommodations for workshop participants have been arranged at Yudof Hall. The lectures and keynote speech will be held at the Science Teaching & Student Services Building (STSS). The tutorial will take place at Walter Library. The Hands-on exercise will be in Moos Tower. Participants who have requested parking in advance should pick up their access card at Check-in to access the East River Parkway Garage.

For a Map of Workshop Locations: Click Here 

Traveler Information
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Ground Transportation from the Airport

Depending on the airline, you will arrive at either the Lindbergh Terminal 1 or Humphrey Terminal 2 at the Minneapolis-St Paul (MSP) airport. Please follow the signage for ground transportation upon arrival. It’s a 10 miles ride from the airport and may take from 25 to 45 minutes depending on the traffic.


Approximately $35 one way

  • Airport Taxi - 612-721-0000
  • Green and White - 612-522-2222
  • Red and White - 612-871-1600
  • Yellow - 612-824-4444

Super Shuttle (Shared Van Service)

$19.00 one way/$38.00 round trip

For Advance reservation: Click Here


Driving and Parking

Parking: Parking arrangements have been made for workshop participants in the East River Road Garage. There are two entrances to the garage on the East River Road. A keycard to the garage will be provided to you at check-in (East River Parkway Garage, 391 East River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55455).

Driving: For most up-to-date information on roads closures on campus, please visit the “News and Alerts” at the U’s Parking & Transportation Website: Click Here

Northbound on I-35W: Continue on I-35W past downtown Minneapolis. Exit at University Avenue/4th Street (Exit 18). Turn right at the first traffic signal onto University Avenue and head east a few blocks to campus.
Southbound on I-35W: Exit at University Avenue/4th Street (Exit 18). Turn left at the second traffic signal onto University Avenue and head east a few blocks to campus.
East and westbound on I-94: Exit at Huron Boulevard (Exit 235B). For the southern end of campus, make an immediate left turn at the first traffic signal (Fulton Street). For the northern end of campus, go north on Huron, turn left onto University Avenue, turn right onto Oak Street past TCF Bank Stadium, and curve left as it turns into 4th Street SE.

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  • Last modified on March 6, 2013