A brief history of drug design presented to make clear that there are fashions in this important field and that they change rather rapidly. This is due in part to the fact that the way that a new paradigm is accepted in a drug company often does not depend on its scientific merit alone.

chapter |2 pages


chapter 1|29 pages

A Conceptual Framework

chapter 2|35 pages

Analysis of Chemical Space

chapter 3|38 pages

Modeling Structure-Activity Relationships

chapter 4|31 pages

Prediction of Drug-Like Properties

chapter 5|27 pages

Evolutionary De Novo Design