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Date: Mon Nov 25 05:16:15 2019
Registration is now open for the MGMS Conference: COMPUTATIONAL DRUG DESIGN - A TRIBUTE TO FRANK BLANEY

June 17-19 2020, Belfast

The meeting program, registration and travel information can be found here:

Invited Speakers:

Prof William L. Jorgensen (Yale University) 
Prof Harel Weinstein (Cornell University) 
Prof Marta Filizola (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) 
Prof Jon Essex (University of Southampton) 
Prof Rebecca Wade (University of Heidelberg) 
Prof Nigel Richards (University of Cardiff) 
Prof Christopher Rowley (Memorial University of Newfoundland) 
Prof Daan Geerke (Vrije University of Amsterdam) 
Dr Georgia McGaughey (Vertex) 
Dr Dahlia Weiss (Nurix) 
Dr Kirstie Bennett (Sosei Heptares) 
Dr Chris De Graaf (Sosei Heptares)

This scientific meeting is being held to recognize the life and work of Dr Frank Blaney, a well-known computational chemist who worked for many years in the pharmaceutical industry. 
Frank was a pioneer within the world of molecular modelling, particularly with respect to Drug Discovery. Not only did he contribute greatly to promoting science within academia 
but also in advancing commercial sectors for Drug Discovery.  Frank was actively involved in the development of approaches to model membrane bound proteins such as GPCRs, ion channels
 and transporters, and the application of these approaches in drug discovery. Frank was a founding member of the Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society (MGMS), and over the years 
worked in a number of academic and commercial institutions including Oxford University, Queen’s University Belfast, as well as Beecham Pharmaceuticals, GSK and Heptares.

The intention of the organizers has been to assemble a world class group of scientists who will discuss their work at the forefront of efforts to apply computers in solving a broad 
range of problems in the biological sciences. The meeting will address research areas:

-	Quantum Calculations in Biology
-	Computational Methods in Drug Discovery
-	Multi-Scale Simulations
-	System Biology

In the interests of collegiality and scientific interaction, the number of participants will be limited to approximately 150 - so register early for what promises to be a significant
event in exploring the use of computational methods at the interface of chemistry and biology!

​Registration Fee:
Standard registration fee / MGMS member: 270 / 240 (sterling)
Student registration fee / MGMS member: 230 / 200 (sterling)

Registration Deadline: 10 March 2020
Abstract Deadline: 10 April 2020

Scientific Committee;
Tim Clark
Colin Edge
Graham Richards
Michelle Sahai
Ben Tehan
Irina Tikhonova

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