The eCheminfo 2009 community of practice meeting program with abstracts is now complete and available at http://echeminfo.com/comty_conferences
This annual community of practice meeting is taking place for the fifth time and brings together a unique combination of pharmaceutical and healthcare industry experts, principal investigators and researchers from the academic and government sectors, and leaders from innovative enterprises. The smaller and more intimate meeting format pursued has fostered the type of collaboration not always found at large conferences.
Registration fees include food (lunch, dinner, breaks and evening refreshments) for the days attended. Furthermore, arrangements have been made for some affordable accommodations (preferred rates), making the meeting economical to attend. We now have a great deal of information on preferred rates and travel directions available at http://echeminfo.com/comty_conferencelocation
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eCheminfo 2009 InterAction Meeting
October 13-16, 2009
Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Philadelphia, USA
The topics addressed this year will include Structure-based Drug Design Applications and Methods, Macromolecular Interactions and Networks, Data Analysis and Visualisation, PDB Ligands, and Predictive Toxicology. More detailed program below.
Format: Seminars, Roundtables, Presentations, Panel Q&As, Discussions, Break-out Workshops, Web-supported. Evening Poster sessions, networking, social activities.
This meeting will take place concurrently with the InnovationWell 2009 meeting addressing the topics of Collaboration in Discovery and Development, Translational Bioinformatics, Systems Biology and Biomarkers, Blood Brain Barrier modeling and Predictive Toxicology.
Call for Abstracts:
If you wish to submit a poster abstract for the meeting which will be placed on the program, please send to Barry Hardy (barry.hardy –(at)- douglasconnect.com) for review. Attractive poster prizes will be awarded for best posters at the meeting (subject to peer review).
A special peer-reviewed issue of Future Medicinal Chemistry with a focus on collaboration in discovery and development is being published from the meeting. Accepted poster and presentation abstracts are eligible for consideration. Please contact Barry Hardy if interested in submitting a paper for review.
A pre-conference best practices workshop will take place October 12, 2009.
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eCheminfo 2009 Program Summary
MONDAY, OCTOBER 12
Drug Binding Affinities Workshop, Co-chaired by Scott Brown (Abbott Laboratories), Zheng Yang (GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals), Ruhong Zhou (IBM) and Judith Lalonde (Bryn Mawr College)
Dong Xu (University of California, San Diego), Natasja Brooijmans (Wyeth Research)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13
Structure-based Drug Design, Chaired by Alan Cheng (Amgen)
Robert Abel (Schrodinger), Maxwell D. Cummings (Tibotec), Ernesto Friere (Johns Hopkins University), Zhuyan Guo (Schering-Plough), Pu Liu (Johnson & Johnson PR&D), Gergely Toth, Arnout Voet (KU Leuven).
Macromolecular Interactions and Networks, Chaired by Emil Alexov (Clemson University)
Amos Fatokun (John Hopkins), Marcia Fenley (Florida State University), Eric Hajjar (Universita degli Studi di Cagliari and Sardinian Laboratory for Computational Materials Science), Rameshwar Kadam (University of Berne), Alex Morozov (Rutgers University), Anna Panchenko (National Center for Biotechnology Information).
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14
Structure-Based Drug Design, Chaired by Natasja Brooijmans (Wyeth)
Jorg Bentzien (Boehringer Ingelheim), Ian Craig (Novartis), Jens Meiler (Vanderbilt University), Devleena Shivakumar (Schrodinger), Zsolt Zsoldos and Orr Ravitz (SimBioSys).
Data Analysis and Visualisation Applications in Chemical Biology Chaired by Brian Marsden (Structural Genomics Consortium, University of Oxford)
Dimitris Agrafiotis (Johnson & Johnson PR&D), Warren DeLano (DeLano Scientific LLC), Bob Hanson (St. Olaf College), Ajit Jadhav (National Chemical Genomics Center), Wen Hwa Lee (Structural Genomics Consortium Oxford),
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15
PDB Ligands, Chaired by John Westbrook (Rutgers University)
Howard Feldman (Research Scientist, Chemical Computing Group), Paul Hawkins (OpenEye Scientific Software), Kim Henrick, (PDBe, European Bioinformatics Institute), Gerard J. Kleywegt (Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe), EMBL-EBI, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Cambridge), Nigel W. Moriarty (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), Marc Nicklaus (National Institutes of Health), Gregory L Warren (OpenEye Scientific Software, Inc.), Antony Williams (Royal Society of Chemistry), François Delfaud (MEDIT).
Predictive Toxicology: Combining in vitro and in silico Techniques in Predictive Toxicology Applications, Co-chaired by Richard Judson (US EPA) and Vladimir Poroikov (Institute of Biomedical Chemistry of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences). Speakers include Richard Judson (US EPA), Ellen Berg (BioSeek), Jonathan Dordick (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Barry Hardy (Douglas Connect), Sanji Bhal (ACD/Labs), Christodoulos Floudas (Princeton University), Robert Fraczkiewicz (Simulations Plus), Kyoung Tai No (Yonsei University), and Stephen Bryant (NIH).
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15
Predictive Toxicology: Combining in vitro and in silico Techniques in Predictive Toxicology Applications, Co-chaired by Richard Judson (US EPA) and Vladimir Poroikov (Institute of Biomedical Chemistry of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences). Speakers include Vladimir Poroikov (Institute of Biomedical Chemistry of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences), Fangping Mu (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Katya Tsaioun (Apredica), Grace Patlewicz (DuPont), Michael Pelekis (Simulations Plus), and Anil Aswani (University of California at Berkeley).
Program: Dr. Barry Hardy, eCheminfo Community of Practice, Douglas
Connect. Tel: +41 61 851 0170. email: echeminfo -[at]- douglasconnect.com
Registration Enquiries: Nicki Douglas, Douglas Connect, Baermeggenweg
14, 4314 Zeiningen, Switzerland. Tel: +41 61 851 0461. echeminfo -[at]-
Meeting Support: Rob Reedijk, eCheminfo Community of Practice, Douglas
Connect. email: rob.reedijk -[at]- douglasconnect.com