Resources and Technique in Computational Drug Discovery
23-26 May 2016 Tangier- Morocco

After the success of the previous edition of International Bioinformatics Summer School IBSS, we are delighted to organize the fourth edition IBSS2016 in Drug design tools and resources in Tangier on May 23 - 26, 2016 and will address different topics related to drug design theories, technologies and applications and also their challenges and opportunities.

Drug Design is one of the main aspects in the Pharmaceutical Research and Drug development pipeline. Rather than chemically explore the molecular scaffolds by expensive synthesis and biological tests, Structure and ligand-based techniques for automated virtual library screening have been preferentially used and developed, especially over the last ten years. Together with webservers helping the researchers to better identify the right portion of the biological target to hit, these approaches are combined in order to reduce the number of potential hits from millions of compounds to a small subset of virtual hits to biologically test. The growing number of successful virtual screening studies have shown the potential of this approach, especially when coupled with other complementary techniques.

The IBSSí2016 represent a very valuable forum to exchange information to accelerate the application of new technologies in Life Science and give the sensibility to the participants to choose and apply the right computational tool fitting their own project needing, understanding the potential of the techniques used in the molecular modeling field, through the use of the available webservers and free software's.


  • Tools available in computational drug discovery
  • Approaches usefull in the research and drug development pipeline
  • Ressources and softwares overview
  • Combinations and integration of different techniques


  • Applications should include an Abstract , full CV as well as a one page motivation explaining why you wish to attend the Summer School.Applications should be submitted directly on email to the organizer to: smbi.maroc@gmail.com
  • SMBI members will have 30% fees reduction.

Application Deadline: April 15th, 2016, Notification of Acceptance: May 1th, 2016

Application Form : Download Application Form in doc format and send it to smbi.maroc@gmail.com

Registrations fees: Student : 1200 dh /110 Euro, Researchers : 2400DH/ 230 Euro, Industrial : 4100DH/400Euro

Registration fees cover: conference facilities, conference proceedings, lunches, coffee breaks.

List of speakers:

Prof. Federico Gago School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Alcala , Madrid, Spain
Prof. Andrea Carotti Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
Dr. Miquel Duran Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) Barcelona, Spain
Dr. Abdurrahman OLGA« Gazi University Faculty of Pharmacy, Ankara, Turkey
Dr. Fakher Frikha Faculty of Sciences of Sfax, Tunisia


Prof. Maurady Amal Life Science Department, Faculty of Science and Techniques of Tangier, Moroccan Society of Bioinformatics SMBI, Tangier, Morocco, smbi-info@hotmail.com>
Dr. Andrea Carotti Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy

Local contact:

Dr. Amina El Gonnouni, SMBI, Tangier, Morocco e-mail: smbi.maroc@gmail.com