CommunityTSC Drug Design Optimization Lab (D2OL)
is a distributed computing
project developed by the Rothberg Institute For Childhood Diseases
to test drug candidates interaction with a target molecule that is essential to the spread of the disease under scrutiny. By evaluating the energy level released by binding a small molecule drug candidate to the surface of a larger Target molecule (D2OL) determines the fitness of the particular candidate to a region of the Target structure known as the Active Site. This process is referred to as Docking the drug candidate to the target.
The Rothberg Institute For Childhood Diseases is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for children suffering from Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC), and operates at the intersection of modern biology, computer science, and chemistry.