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Consortium Encourages Collaboration in Cancer and Ophthalmology

Mar 04 2020 Read 384 Times

Computational software and services provider Cresset, focused on small molecule drug discovery and design has joined the 3D-NEONET consortium of academics and SMEs.

Funded through the EU’s Horizon 2020 program, the consortium was created to enhance the sharing of technologies and the inter-disciplinary collaboration between companies and academics across Europe. The ultimate goal of the consortium being to accelerate the development of therapeutic interventions for oncology and ophthalmology.

Cresset will provide training in computational chemistry techniques and access to software that will help researchers to design and develop better drugs.

“This year, we’re delighted to welcome two PhD students from University College Dublin to Cresset for training in our computational chemistry software,” says Dr Robert Scoffin, CEO of Cresset. “The students will analyse protein targets, build homology models, run virtual screens and analyse the results. They will go on to apply these skills to address key challenges facing research and innovation today.”

“With over 300 million people worldwide suffering vision impairment and 10 million annual deaths from cancer, it’s essential that we embrace technologies to accelerate the development of new therapeutics,” says Professor Breandán Kennedy, Principal Investigator at University College Dublin and 3D-NEONET Coordinator. “The 3D-NEONET consortium (Funded by H2020-RISE/GA734907) brings together a unique group of microbiologists, cancer biologists, chemists, material scientists, mechanical engineers, ocular pharmacologists, geneticists, toxicologists and computational chemists from 10 academic and 10 non-academic partner organisations in 7 countries.”

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