The University of Zaragoza hosts the ZCAM, a computer brain that will attract European scientists a thousand a year. The Centre for Advanced Scientific Zaragoza Modelling (ZCAM) is the only Spanish node high performance computing and adding to the six nodes CECAM Europeans (European Centre for Atomic and Molecular Computing) for research in biomaterials through computer simulations or computer.
In fact, this high-performance scientific center and working on a project CECAM core, creating a database “on line” to help researchers in the intelligent design of drugs based on peptides, which will require the development of drugs more specific, effective and with fewer side effects.
In particular, it is the creation of the “Peptide Conformational Database (PCD), a public repository” on line “containing reference calculations in quantum chemistry peptide molecules. This database is meant to help researchers to achieve improved force fields for proteins or peptide-based drug design, among other possibilities.
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