Kernel Methods in Chemoinformatics

Kernel Methods in Chemoinformatics

Huma Lodhi (Imperial College London, UK)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 5
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-557-3.ch126
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Millions of people are suffering from fatal diseases such as cancer, AIDS, and many other bacterial and viral illnesses. The key issue is now how to design lifesaving and cost-effective drugs so that the diseases can be cured and prevented. It would also enable the provision of medicines in developing countries, where approximately 80% of the world population lives. Drug design is a discipline of extreme importance in chemoinformatics. Structure-activity relationship (SAR) and quantitative SAR (QSAR) are key drug discovery tasks.

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