CET880 AI for Drug Discovery & Protein Interactions (Intermediate)

Course Provider

School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE)

Certification

FlexiMasters

Academic Unit

1

Introduction

Drug discovery is a notoriously risky and expensive process. AI-driven drug discovery has emerged rapidly in recent years, to become a major avenue for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to gain faster and cheaper access to drug therapeutics. This course is intended to introduce learners to the application of AI/ML and computational data analysis in drug discovery.

 

This course is part of:

- Graduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence and AI Plus 
- FlexiMasters in Artificial Intelligence and AI Plus 

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At the end of the course, learners  are able to:

  • Understand more advanced concepts of drug discovery and how AI/ML can be applied to accelerate various phases of drug discovery, specifically in drug screening
  • Identify a problem in the drug discovery process, formulate a solution, and evaluate appropriate algorithms to solve the problem. 
  • Predict protein interactions, protein complexes, and disease genes 

In this course, we introduce the phases of drug discovery and different machine learning methods that can be embedded into the drug discovery process to facilitate drug target identification and drug design. The course is intended to be a follow-up course from an introductory course, focusing on more advanced concepts. Through studies of different AI/ML methods, the students will also enhance their ML skills. For biology/biomedical students, the course is intended to be a foundation course in AI/ML. It mainly covers:

  • AI-based Drug screening and virtual screening 
  • Introduction to machine learning based on Drug target interaction

No pre-requisites are needed to enrol in the individual courses. 

Participants need to take note that those without qualifications or prior working experience in relevant engineering or the related fields, may find the course contents challenging.

Standard Course Fee: S$1,944


SSG Funding Support

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes

Fee BEFORE funding & GST

Fee AFTER funding & 8% GST

Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)

s$1,800.00

S$583.20

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)

S$223.20

SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(Up to 90% funding)

• NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.


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