Claude Ostermann

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We first review the state-of-the-art in development of log P prediction approaches falling in two major categories: substructure-based and property-based methods. Then, we compare the predictive power of representative methods for one public (N = 266) and two in house datasets from Nycomed (N = 882) and Pfizer (N = 95809). A total of 30 and 18 methods were(More)
A large variety of log P calculation methods failed to produce sufficient accuracy in log P prediction for two in-house datasets of more than 96000 compounds contrary to their significantly better performances on public datasets. The minimum Root Mean Squared Error (RMSE) of 1.02 and 0.65 were calculated for the Pfizer and Nycomed datasets, respectively, in(More)
Diversity selection is a common task in early drug discovery. One drawback of current approaches is that usually only the structural diversity is taken into account, therefore, activity information is ignored. In this article, we present a modified version of diversity selection, which we term Maximum-Score Diversity Selection, that additionally takes the(More)
The goal of this study was to adapt a recently proposed linear large-scale support vector machine to large-scale binary cheminformatics classification problems and to assess its performance on various benchmarks using virtual screening performance measures. We extended the large-scale linear support vector machine library LIBLINEAR with state-of-the-art(More)
The Compressed Feature Matrix (CFM) is a new molecular descriptor for adaptive similarity searching. Depending on the requirements, it is based on a distance or geometry matrix. Thus, the CFM permits topological and three-dimensional comparisons of molecules. In contrast to the common distance matrix, the CFM is based on features instead of atoms. Each kind(More)
SAR studies were performed on a series of 2-arylamido-5,7-dihydro-4H-thieno[2,3-c]pyran-3-carboxamide derivatives as cannabinoid receptor agonists. Starting from a HTS hit both potency and selectivity could be improved. Modifications to the thiophene fusion and C-3 amides were studied. A representative compound 3t produced analgesia when dosed orally in(More)
The limited structural diversity that a compound library represents severely restrains the discovery of bioactive small molecules for medicinal chemistry and chemical biology research, and thus calls for developing new divergent synthetic approaches to structurally diverse and complex scaffolds. Here we present a de novo branching cascades approach wherein(More)
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