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Drug Discovery Hackathon 2020-DDH2020

Drug Discovery Hackathon 2020-DDH2020

Drug Discovery Hackathon 2020-DDH2020

About Drug Discovery Hackathon 2020-DDH2020

Drug Discovery Hackathon 2020 (DDH2020) platform welcomes all those who wish to join the open-source drug discovery Hackathon against Covid-19. DDH2020 is a joint initiative of AICTE, CSIR and supported by Office of Principal Scientific Advisor, Govt. of India, NIC and MyGov.

 

DDH2020 vision and mission is to establish ‘Open innovation Model’ for in silico drug discovery against Covid-19 virus and will cover the various processes in drug discovery, including but not limited to, in silico screening of molecules, lead optimization and identification of drug-able non-toxic targets. The targets/tools/lead molecules identified through the process of DDH2020 will be further taken forward for synthesis followed by subsequent steps in routine drug discovery program.

 

Objective

Identification of drug candidates that are effective against coronavirus SARS-CoV-2- by employing a hackathon for in-silico drug discovery, followed up by chemical synthesis and biological testing.

 

The hackathon will have two major tracks

 

Track-1

will primarily deal with drug design for anti-COVID-19 hit/lead molecule generation using tools such as molecular modeling, pharmacophore optimization, molecular docking, hit/lead optimization, etc.

 

Track-2

will deal with designing/optimizing new tools and algorithms which will have an immense impact on expediting the process of in silico drug discovery. Novel or refined tools/algorithms from Track-2 will help develop better models for predicting ADMET in silico, thus improving screening efficiency.

 

Problem Statements:

 

PSs will be standalone challenges with well-defined boundary conditions and expected outcomes in terms of efficiency, specificity, computational power, etc. so that competing teams are well aware of the expectations and required outcomes.The proposed Hackathon will be conducted in 3 phases of 2 months each.

 

Timelines:

 

Phase 1
Release of Problem Statements(PSs)- 2nd July, 2020
Submission- 30th September, 2020
Evaluation- 31st October, 2020

 

Phase 2
Online Mentoring/hansh plding to selected teams- 15th November, 2020
Improvisation / optimization of products / tools- 15th February, 2021
Evaluation- 15th March, 2021

 

Phase 3
Next round of improvisation by regrouping or collaboration- 15th June, 2021
Phase 3 evaluation- 30th June, 2021
Releasing the knowledge in open source domain- 15th July, 2021

 

For more details refer the Official Publisher:

https://www.mygov.in

 

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One thought on "Drug Discovery Hackathon 2020-DDH2020"
  • prabhavathi srinivasan
    July 14, 2020 3:49 pm

    great initiative against covid 19 . first vertical session was excellent.

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