Principal Investigator: Prof. Kevin Naidoo
Institution: University of Cape Town
The Scientific Computing Research Unit under the direction of Prof. Kevin J. Naidoo has recently released an Open Source Open Data platform that enables chemists, biologists and chemical biologists to undertake drug discovery research. The platform shares not only computer methods but research practices requiring complex high performance computational modelling. This key enabling technology will benefit all research in South Africa requiring the development of drugs and vaccines to advance to make possible a healthier nation. By invitation of the editor of prestigious Bio-Protocol journal that partners with amongst others the journal Science Prof. Naidoo published practical details to further assist inexperienced as well as seasoned researchers wanting to incorporate computational modelling into their drug discovery programmes.