A one day conference entitled 'Modelling Water in Biological Systems' will be held at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London on Friday, 28 March, 2014. This meeting, organised by the MGMS, is the latest in the 'Cutting Edge Approaches to Drug Design (CEADD)' series.
In recent years, significant progress has been made in probing the role of water molecules in protein-ligand binding. Hydration is a crucial factor in understanding binding modes, ligand affinities and kinetics. Modelling tools are becoming available which may offer new insights in this exciting and evolving area of current research. This conference provides a timely overview of some of the main research avenues in this important field.