[BiO BB] CFP: eCheminfo Drug Discovery Meeting, Bryn Mawr October 2009

Barry Hardy barry.hardy at vtxmail.ch
Tue Mar 10 07:54:49 EDT 2009

eCheminfo Community of Practice Drug Discovery Meeting
Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, 13-16 October 2009

Call For Contributions

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, structural biology, screening, in vitro assay development,
pre-clinical evaluation, lead optimisation and translational medicine
are welcome.

Abstracts for talks (300-500 words) should be submitted to echeminfo
-[at]- douglasconnect.com by 31 March 2009, 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. Authors will be notified of
acceptance as soon as a review of submitted materials takes place and at
the latest by 15 April 2009. Abstracts for posters will continue be
accepted for review through 31 August 2009.

The following sessions are currently planned:

Forum on Collaboration in Drug Discovery & Development
(to be published in Future Medicinal Chemistry)
chaired by Barry Hardy (Douglas Connect)

Workshop on Drug Binding Affinities
co-moderated by Scott Brown (Abbott Laboratories), Judith Lalonde (Bryn
Mawr College) and Zheng Yang (GlaxoSmithKline)

Structure-Based Drug Design: The Roles of Conformation, Water and
Hydrogen Bonds
chaired by Alan Cheng (Amgen)

Macromolecular Interactions and Networks
chaired by Emil Alexov (Clemson University)

Structure-Based Drug Design: Advanced Scoring Methods
chaired by Natasja Brooijmans (Wyeth)

Data Analysis and Visualisation Applications in Chemical Biology
chaired by Brian Marsden (Structural Genomics Consortium Oxford)

PDB Ligands
chaired by John Westbrook (Rutgers University) and developing the work
group initiative of Marc Nicklaus (National Institutes of Health)

Predictive Toxicology
co-chaired by Vladimir Poirikov (Russian Academy of Medical Sciences)
and Richard Judson (US EPA)

Bursary Awards
Bursary Awards will be used to support the attendance of a selection of
academic investigators at the meeting and workshops. 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 March 2009. 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.

Information on the program will be updated at:

Blog: http://barryhardy.blogs.com/cheminfostream/

Web: http://echeminfo.com/COMTY_conferences

best regards
Barry Hardy

eCheminfo Community of Practice
Douglas Connect GmbH
barry.hardy -[at]- douglasconnect.com
Tel: +41 61 851 0170

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