[Bio-matrix] Register NOW for Small Molecule Bioactivity Resources: an EMBL-EBI hands on course

Alison Barker via biomatrx%40net.bio.net (by alison from ebi.ac.uk)
Thu Oct 22 11:22:35 EST 2009

   Dear Colleague
   Register NOW for Small Molecule Bioactivity Resources: an EMBL-EBI
   hands on course
   Organisers: John Overington, Anne Hersey, Vicky Schneider
   Date - 25-29 January 2010
   Venue - EMBL-EBI, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK
   Registration deadline - 11 December 2009
   Bursary Application deadline - 6 November 2009
   at [1]http://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/handson/course_100125_smallmolecul
   This highly interdisciplinary course in next-generation publicly
   available chemoinformatics tools is ideal for academics or industrial
   researchers interested in drug discovery or for researchers looking to
   progress from basic functional genomics to translational
   research. Participants should have a degree in a biomedical
   discipline. No previous training in bioinformatics is required. The
   course will be highly interactive and will include problem solving
   sessions each day. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring ideas
   for particular pieces of work to the addressed during these sessions.
   What will you learn?
     * Hands on training on searching public databases such as ChEMBL and
       PubChem, for small molecules of biological interest.
     * Using related bioinformatics databases and services (including
       Ensembl, Uniprot, ArrayExpress and Zinc), that cross-reference
       small molecule data.
     * How to find out about the structure-activity relationships of
       small bioactive molecules using ChEMBL.
     * Selecting compounds to screen against novel targets and reference
     * Optimising compound structures for target validation.
   What will it cover?
     * Overview of public domain chemical structure resources.
     * The role of open science in drug discovery.
     * Analysis and modulation of disease linked pathways.
     * Tools and strategies to get the best from chemical and small
       molecule databases.
     * Target analysis and prioritisation of genomic data for drug
   The course tuition fees are subsidised by the Wellcome Trust for
   scientists based in non-commercial institutions or Small-to-Medium
   enterprises. The registration fee is £325.00 (£675.00 for other
   commercial registrations).
   There are a limited number of bursaries available for academic
   participants only. These are awarded by the selection committee
   according to merit. The bursary will cover the entire course fees
   (including accomodation and subsistence) and a percentage of travel
   costs (up to a reasonable maximum set by the selection committee) -
   please indicate in your application a rough estimate of likely travel
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   Kind regards
Alison Barker
Outreach and Training Team Secretary
EBI EMBL Outstation
European Bioinformatics Institute
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SD
Tel: +44-(0)1223  49- 4604
Fax: +44-(0)1223  49- 4621
email: [2]alison from ebi.ac.uk


Upcoming hands on training courses

25-29 January 2010: Small Molecule Bioactive Resources At The EBI
22-26 February 2010: Programmatic Access To Biological Databases (Perl)


   1. http://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/handson/course_100125_smallmolecules.html#about
   2. mailto:alison from ebi.ac.uk
   3. http://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/
   4. http://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/handson/

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