Computational Molecular Design
Head of Research Group: Prof. Dr. M. Rarey
The development of novel bioactive compounds like they appear as active substances in drugs happens more and more with the aid of computers. The research focus of the AMD group at the Center for Bioinformatics is the development of necessary software systems. The kind of research problems is manifold and their solution often requires sophisticated, tailor-made methods. To solve bioinformatics problems we apply a large spectrum of computer science techniques ranging from algorithm design via machine learning to modern software engineering, user interface design and high-performance database and web technologies. We endeavor to develop software systems with high practical relevance and making them available to the life science community.