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Which is more important computational science or computer-aided drug design? Do both need programming?

I think it is not right to ask which is more important among the two. Both are different domains and important by themselves. Computational science is like basic sciences, dealing with more fundamental aspects, while computer-aided drug design is an applied field, specifically in the area of drug discovery. It too involves computational techniques, but the emphasis is not on algorithms themselves, rather it is on how you use them for drug design and discovery. Depending on the level at which you want to work in these fields, both can need programming. The deeper and more specific you want to work in these fields, the generally available software and packages may not be suitable for your work. It is when you would want to write your own code.

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Sridhar Acharya Malkaram


Sequence and Structural Analysis, Next generation sequencing, Illumina, SOLiD, CHiP-sequencing, RNA sequencing, miRNA sequencing analysis, Molecular Dynamics, Protein and Nucleic acid simulations, computational methods, Bioinformatics tools, Biological Databases, Search techniques, Protein comparative modelling, Mutation analysis


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Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Master of Science in Biotechnology Ph.D in computational Biology

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