|CCL 08.10.14 Drug Discovery Informatics, eCheminfo Autumn Meeting, Bryn Mawr, Philadelphia, USA|
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Subject: 08.10.14 Drug Discovery Informatics, eCheminfo Autumn Meeting, Bryn Mawr, Philadelphia, USA
Latest Advances in Drug Discovery Informatics eCheminfo Autumn Community of Practice Meeting 14-17 October 2008 Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Philadelphia, USA Conference Link: http://echeminfo.com/COMTY_conferences Themes: Cheminformatics, Bioinformatics, Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Discovery Innovation, Structure-based Drug Design, Screening, Docking, Structural Biology, Predictive Toxicology, Predictive ADME, Chemogenomics Program Summary Docking & Scoring, chaired by Chaya Duraiswami (GlaxoSmithKline) Application of MM-PBSA Free Energy Methods in Drug Discovery, chaired by Judith Lalonde (Bryn Mawr College) Accurate Calculation of pKas, chaired by Paul Labute (Chemical Computing Group) In Silico-based Chemogenomics, chaired by Fabrice Moriaud (MEDIT) PDB Ligands: Analysing their Structure & Binding Data, chaired by Marc Nicklaus (National Institutes of Health) Predictive ADME, chaired by Anthony E. Klon (Pharmacopeia Drug Discovery) Predictive Toxicology, chaired by Artem Cherkasov (University of British Columbia) Pre-Conference Workshop, 13 October Best Practices Virtual Screening Workshop chaired by Barry Hardy (Douglas Connect) Speakers John Irwin (UCSF), Georgia McGaughey (Merck), Johannes H. Voigt (Schering Plough), Lance Westerhoff (Quantum Bio), Zsolt Zsoldos (SimBioSys), Alexey Ornufriev (Virginia Tech), David Case (Rutgers University), Rommie Amaro (USCD), Peter Coveney (Univ. College London), Anna Kohlmann (Ariad Pharmaceuticals), Scott Brown (Abbott), Emil Alexov (Clemson University), Jens Erik Nielsen (University College Dublin, Ireland), Darren Flower (Jenner Institute, UK), Maja Mihajlovic (City College of New York), Michael Keiser (UCSF), Brian Marsden (University of Oxford, UK), Alex Tropsha (UNC), John Westbrook (Rutgers), Howard J Feldman (CCG), Igor V. Filippov (NCI), Raul Cachau (ATP, SAIC-Frederick), Vincent T. Moy (University of Miami), Paul Hawkins (OpenEye), Yulia Borodina (NCBI), Gerhard Wolber (Inte:Ligand, Austria), Marc Nicklaus (NCI), James P. Snyder (Emory), Anne Chaka (NIST), Esther Kellenberger (Univ. Strasbourg, France), Renxiao Wang (SIOC, Shanghai, PR China), Jim Dunbar (University of Michigan), Janna Wehrle (NIGMS), Anton Hopfinger (University of New Mexico), Heidi Einolf (Novartis), Yojiro Sakiyama (Pfizer), Olga Obrezanova (BioFocus DPI, UK), Anthony E. Klon (Pharmacopeia), Artem Cherkasov (University of British Columbia, Canada), Ann Richards (US EPA), Curt Breneman (RPI) CFP We invite contributed papers from members of academic, government research and commercial organizations on areas of new research and innovation involving drug discovery research informatics. The work presented should involve innovative new method development or application to drug discovery problems and involving methods from computational chemistry, computational biology, cheminformatics or bioinformatics. Studies including experimental work in medicinal chemistry, screening, experimental toxicology, pre-clinical evaluation, lead optimisation and translational medicine are welcome. Abstracts (300-500 words) should be submitted to echeminfo -[at]- douglasconnect.com by 31 July 2008, and be accompanied by a short biography of the presenting author (300-500 words). Abstracts approved by the scientific organizing committee will be selected for scheduling on the conference program and in meeting poster sessions. Authors will be notified of acceptance as soon as a review of submitted materials takes place and at the latest by 15 August 2008. Bursary Bursary Awards will be used to support the attendance of a selection of academic young investigators at the meeting and workshops. Applicants can be working in any area of research related to drug discovery at the postdoctoral, graduate student and senior undergraduate levels. To apply for the bursary please send an email with a) your abstract and biography (300-500 words each), b) your CV of 1-2 pages, c) a short description of your interests and career motivations related to drug discovery (300-500 words) to echeminfo -[at]- douglasconnect.com by 31 July 2008. The recipients of the bursary awards will be selected based on an evaluation of the quality and innovation of the described research and the potential positive impact of attendance at the meeting on their research and career progress. Authors will be notified of acceptance by 15 August 2008. Poster Session All InterAction Meeting registrants are eligible to present a Conference Poster. The Poster Sessions will take place in the evenings in Thomas Great Hall on campus, where refreshments and dinner are also served. Poster Abstracts (300-500 words) with Title, Institution, Authors and Contact Information should be submitted to barry.hardy -[at]- douglasconnect.com Abstracts will be considered based on date of submission and quality, and will be reviewed and accepted as they are received. To be considered for the formal program, they should be submitted at the very latest by 31 August 2008. Contact: Program: Dr. Barry Hardy, eCheminfo Community of Practice, Douglas Connect. Tel: +41 61 851 0170. barry.hardy -[at]- douglasconnect.com Registration Enquiries: Nicki Douglas, Douglas Connect, Baermeggenweg 14, 4314 Zeiningen, Switzerland. Tel: +41 61 851 0461. echeminfo -[at]- douglasconnect.comNOTE THAT E-MAIL ADDRESSES HAVE BEEN MODIFIED!!!
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