Schrödinger and Tsinghua University to Establish Center of Excellence in Structure-Based Drug Discovery in China
NEW YORK, NY (October 18, 2016) – Schrödinger, Inc. and China’s Tsinghua University’s School of Pharmaceutical Sciences have reached an agreement to establish a Center of Excellence (COE) in Structure-Based Drug Discovery at Tsinghua University. Under the terms of the agreement, Schrödinger will provide its computational chemistry software to the COE, and work with the faculty at Tsinghua University to create a curriculum for researchers at the University and throughout China on using Schrödinger’s software solutions in drug discovery.
Schrödinger's SVP of Business Development Cony D'Cruz (L) with Dr. Sheng Ding, Tsinghua University's Dean of School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (R) at the Center of Excellence signing ceremony.
“We’re honored to be chosen as the technology platform by Tsinghua University, a world renowned and distinguished institution,” said Schrödinger’s president, Dr. Ramy Farid. “Our platform has demonstrated successes in drug discovery programs, and we are excited to share our technology with our partners and researchers in China.”
The COE will focus on developing the knowledge and expertise of Tsinghua researchers by providing training in the underlying theories of computational chemistry and the application of Schrödinger’s simulation tools in the drug discovery process. Additionally, under the terms of the agreement, Schrödinger and Tsinghua University may enter into research collaborations on projects of mutual interest.
“We are very happy to work with Schrödinger, the clear science and technology leader in this field,” said Sheng Ding, Dean of School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Tsinghua University. “We are very proud of the Center of Excellence – it supports the educational mission of Tsinghua University and together with our renowned structural biology capability will provide Chinese scientists with the tools to develop innovative medicines and therapeutic approaches to improve human health.”
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Schrödinger is a leading provider of advanced molecular simulations and enterprise software solutions and services for life sciences and materials research. Schrödinger also establishes deep partnerships and collaborations with companies in such fields as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and electronics. Through significant long-term investments in basic research, Schrödinger has made scientific breakthroughs across many areas of drug discovery and materials science. Hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific publications by Schrödinger scientists are frequently among the most heavily cited in their fields. Founded in 1990, Schrödinger has nearly 300 employees and operations in the United States, Europe, Japan, and India, as well as business partners in China and Korea.
About Tsinghua University
Established in 1911, Tsinghua University is one of China’s most famous academic institutions, renowned for its cutting-edge research in science and engineering. In recent years, Tsinghua has consistently ranked among top universities worldwide. Committed to advancing the understanding of unsolved diseases and innovating translational science, the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPS) aims to convert research discoveries and technological developments into new medicine and therapeutic approaches, and ultimately improving human health on a global scale.
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NEW YORK, NY (May 3, 2016) – Schrödinger, Inc. announced today that its co-founder, Columbia University Professor Richard A. Friesner, has been elected to be a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). The NAS is a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars, charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. Scientists are elected by their peers to the NAS in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research; membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive.
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In this collaboration, each company will perform tasks in an attempt to develop a novel model for predictions of properties. Pfizer will generate and provide experimental data against which the computational model is to be developed by the Schrödinger team, while teams from both companies will work together to determine future systems of interest to which to apply, test, and further refine the developing technology.
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