news from the Cheminformatics Virtual Conference



Jon:  I gather tiscalinet.ch is still on your black list there so I am sending this news to you directly for the ccl list.
If you let me know from which address you are receiving the spam on tiscalinet.ch, I will at least alert the ISP with a complaint and see if they can stop it, according to their user policy.
Barry


**** News from the Cheminformatics Virtual Conference Launch ****
http://conferences.metalayer.net/echeminfo/


Contents
1. eCheminformatics 2003 Conference: sessions now available
2. Winner of Best Poster Award
3. Next events: November 27 and December 8
4. Knowledge Management in Pharma R&D

1. eCheminformatics 2003 Conference: sessions now available

All eCheminformatics 2003 talks from the first week's launch conference are now available to conference registrants at http://conferences.metalayer.net/echeminfo/ with audio. You can also still post a question or comment and the Speaker will be alerted. Highlights include:

- Karl Harrison, Oxford University, explains how Grid Computing approaches have been deployed recently in Smallpox research for the virtual screening of 35 million compounds to produce ca. 45 promising lead compounds
- Miklos Vargyas, Chemaxon, presents a compelling talk on his approach to optimized virtual screening which he shows is capable of reducing the size of the 'search haystack' by an order of magnitude *** This talk is now available as free access to anyone logged into the site
- Alex Tropsha, University of North Carolina, presents a set of convincing guidelines for developing higher quality validated and predictive QSPR models
- Mark Mackey, Cresset BioMolecular Discovery Ltd, presents a promising approach with promising results on using the surface and shape properties of a molecule described as 'field points' which when combined with a similarity metric allows molecules' field properties to be rapidly compared

.........and much more than I have space for here!


2. Winner of Best Poster Award

We received some excellent poster contributions at the launch conference and our speaker panel found it was a close choice. In the end, we decided to have one overall winner and award 'silver medals' to two others:

Voted Best Poster:
2-Pyridineacetamides: a novel class of Tyrosine Kinases Inhibitors
Alessandro Contini, Universita degli Studi di Milano

Silver Posters go to:
MyMol: web-based molecular database
Matteo Floris, University of Padova, and

Virtual synthesis with "smart" reactions
Gyorgy Pirok, Chemaxon

We'd like to thank Bio-Rad for their generous support of Alessandro Contini and Matteo Floris through the Young Investigators Program. We have invited both of them to present their work to you (see next events below).

All hub members are entitled to submit a poster of their work in the field of cheminformatics and we very much hope you will soon take advantage of this opportunity. We see this as an important part of the networking aspects of the hub, as it helps people have a 'starting point' for conversation, which could lead to collaboration, which could lead to....


3. Next events: November 27 and December 8

Thursday, November 27 (11.15 am Eastern Time USA / 4.15 pm GMT UK / 17.15 CET)
·       2-Pyridineacetamides: a novel class of Tyrosine Kinases Inhibitors, Alessandro Contini, Universita degli Studi di Milano
Monday, December 8 (11.15 am Eastern Time USA / 4.15 pm GMT UK / 17.15 CET)
·       MyMol: web-based molecular database, Matteo Floris, University of Padova
If you'd like to attend either of these live, via teleconferencing, please contact us at least 24 hours beforehand! Otherwise, the recorded talks will be available to temporary or full hub members on the hub within a few hours.


4. Knowledge Management in Pharma R&D

On December 1st, Douglas Connect, and Eyeforpharma are also launching a virtual conference and hub for Knowledge Management in Pharma R&D. So if you or colleagues elsewhere in your organisation would like to know more about things like integrating electronic lab notebooks to accelerate discovery, or how enhanced communication applications like blogs and collective intelligence can help you, please go to
http://conferences.metalayer.com/km/

best regards,
Barry Hardy
eCheminformatics Conference Chair
Douglas Connect
www.douglasconnect.com
+41 61 851 0170 (office)