|Event Date/Time: Mar 27, 2001||End Date/Time: Mar 29, 2001|
|Paper Submission Date: Feb 16, 2001|
This conference will highlight some of the leading approaches and technical developments in each of these fields. Using genomics for understanding biology, target identification, target validation, and evaluation of candidate compounds relies on quickly advancing techniques such as microarrays, SNP detection, and pharmacogenomics. Combinatorial library approaches are becoming increasingly sophisticated, incorporating more druglike diversity, novel chemistries, and greater experience. The rates for high-throughput screening have also increased, with greater automation and miniaturization complementing new assay formats and detection techniques. Overarching all of these areas is the critical role of informatics, both bioinformatics and chemoinformatics.