Open Source drug discovery projects for tropical diseases
We have been pioneers in applying computational methods within an open source framework. In 2004, we co-initiated the Tropical Disease Initiative (TDI) with the aim of finding cures for tropical diseases such as malaria, leishmaniasis, denge, or tuberculosis.
The main idea behind TDI is to promote research in a decentralized, Web-based, community-wide effort where scientists from laboratories, universities, insti- tutes, and corporations can work together for a common cause. TDI provides, in our opinion, a perfect venue where our research can be tested and applied with immediate repercussion and publicity.