e-Malaria: the schools malaria project
Geldhill, Robert, Kent, Sarah, Milsted, Andrew, Chapman, Richard, Essex, Jonathan W. and Frey, Jeremy G. (2007) e-Malaria: the schools malaria project. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, 20, (3), 225-238. (doi:10.1002/cpe.1193).
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e-Malaria (http://emalaria.soton.ac.uk/) aims to bring together 16-18 year old school students with university researchers to explain aspects of computational drug design using the example of the hunt for a new anti-Malaria drug. Malaria kills a child every 30 seconds, and 40% of the world's population lives in countries where the disease is endemic. Resistance to existing drugs is increasing and there is a growing need for new compounds. This challenge is being offered to school students who will use a distributed drug search and selection system via a Web interface to design potential drugs. The project makes use of industrial code for the docking study (GOLD) and as such presents valuable lessons in how to achieve the integration of industrial programs into a free outreach environment. The results of the trials are displayed in an accessible manner, giving students an opportunity for discussion and debate both with peers and with university contacts. The initial project has been extended to provide a similar challenge for undergraduate chemists as part of a chemical informatics course at a level relevant to more advances chemical skills.
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry|
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Chemistry
|Date Deposited:||30 Apr 2010 08:26|
|Last Modified:||01 Jun 2011 15:23|
|Contributors:||Geldhill, Robert (Author)
Kent, Sarah (Author)
Milsted, Andrew (Author)
Chapman, Richard (Author)
Essex, Jonathan W. (Author)
Frey, Jeremy G. (Author)
|Date:||22 May 2007|
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