Virtual Screening: Frequently Asked Questions & Answers for Starters

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Virtual screening: FAQs for starters

Virtual screening can be difficult for beginners. Here are some FAQs for starters that can help you overcome small issues.

In this article, I have collected some of the most Frequently Asked Questions while performing virtual screening. You have to consider a lot of factors before performing an actual docking on a protein with multiple ligands.

Question: How to download compounds for virtual screening? 

Question: How to know which database to download for virtual screening?

Question: How to prepare multiple ligands for virtual screening?

Question: How to know binding pocket of a predicted structure of a protein for VS?

Question: How do I define ligand names for virtual screening?

Question: Error: Could not open file ligands.txt

Question: Error: Could not open file “protein.pdbqt” for reading

These are few FAQs for beginners in bioinformatics. If you have any other query then feel free to post a question in our community.

Muniba is a Bioinformatician based in the South China University of Technology. She has cutting edge knowledge of bioinformatics tools, algorithms, and drug designing. When she is not reading she is found enjoying with the family. Know more about Muniba

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