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       Announcement of the 2nd Circular and Call for Papers    

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   Molecular Graphics and the Design of Bioactive Compounds 

Theme of the Conference 

The 12th Annual Conference of the Molecular Graphics Society will focus 
on the Methods and Results in the Computer Aided Design of Bioactive 
Molecules, with emphasis on the crucial role which Molecular Graphics 
plays in the visualization and interpretation of data in this field. 

The Conference sessions will be centered around the following four 
general topics 

1) Molecular Design (methodology and applications, two sessions) 

2) Structure-Guided Design:	(a) based on X-ray crystallography 
				(b) based on NMR spectroscopy 

3) Databases: Use and Applications 

4) Structure-Property Correlations 

Scientific Programme

The topic of the conference, "Molecular Graphics and the Design of 
Bioactive Compounds" has been divided into six half-day sessions, each 
covering a particular subtopic which is opened by a main lecture followed 
by a number of selected oral presentations. A long lunch breack is 
scheduled to enable participants to visit the scientific poster session 
and the commercial software/handware exhibition. 

Monday, June 7
afternoon			Registration 

evening			Opening of Conference and Welcome Address 
			H.P. Weber, chairman of the Organizing  Committee

			Opening Lecture: 
			Molecular Graphics and Structure Design
			K. M|ller, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Basel (CH) 

			Welcome Cocktail 

Tuesday, June 8		
morning 		Session 1: Molecular Design I 

			Main Lecture: 3D Models of Dopamine, Adrenaline, 	
			Serotonine, Acetycholine and Mammalian Opsine 	
			Marcel Hibert, Marion Merell Dow, Strasbourg (F) 

afternoon		Session 2: Structure-Property Correlations 

			Main lecture: Hydrophobic Interactions and CoMFA 
			using HINT 
			D.J. Abraham, Virginia Commonwealth University, 	
			Richmond VA (USA) 

Wednesday, June 9
morning			Session 3: Structure-Based Design (using NMR and 
				related methods)

			Main Lecture: At Last Coupling Constants Again - 
			Structure and Dynamics of Peptides and Proteins 
			by NMR and MD Calculations 
			H. Kessler, Technische Universitdt, M|nchen (D)

afternoon		Conference Excursion, 
			Poster and Commercial Exhibition (optional)

Thursday, June 10
morning			Session 4: Structure-Based Design (using X-ray 		

			Main Lecture: Protein Structure and Drug Design 
			T.L. Blundell, Birkbeck College, London (UK) 

afternoon		Session 5: Databases 

			Main Lecture: The Information Explosion: How Can we 
			P. Murray-Rust, Glaxo Research, Greenford (UK) 

evening			Conference Dinner

Friday, June 11 
morning			Session 6: Molecular Design II 

			Main Lecture: CAVEAT, TRIAD, and ILIAD 
			P. Bartlett, University of California, Berkeley, 
			CA (USA) 

			Closing Lecture: Computer Simulations of 
			Biomolecules: Improvements in Methodology for 
			Searching Conformational Space and Prediction of 
			Molecular Properties
			W. van Gunsteren, ETH, Z|rich (CH) 

afternoon		Closing of Conference and Farewell Drink 

A commercial exhibition of relevant hardware and software will be 
organized and accessible during the Conference. 

Scientific Advisory Board	Organizing Committee 

Hoeltje H.D., Berlin		Breckenridge R., Basel 
Karplus M., Harvard		Doelz R., Basel 
Mueller K., Basel		Karfunkel H., Basel 
Richards G., Oxford		Van de Waterbeemd H., Basel 
Silvestre J., Lyon		Weber H.P., Basel (Chairman) 
Thornton J., London 
Tollenaere J., Beerse 
Weber J., Geneva 

Attendance and Call for Contributions 

Please indicate your interest in attending the Conference and to present 
a paper by requesting the application form from the conference secretariat 

12th Annual Conference of the MGS            P.O. Box 6, Clarastrasse 57 
CH-4005 Basel, Switzerland                   Tel. ++41-61-691 51 11 
                                             Fax. ++41-61 691 81 89 

(Deadline for Abstracts: March 31, 1993)

Location and Date of the Conference

Interlaken is located in the beautiful alpine Bernese Oberland, nested 
between the two lovely lakes of Thun and Brienz in breathtaking proximity 
of the majestic Jungfrau massive. The well equipped Congress Center of 
Interlaken will be the place of the Conference activities. 

The Conference activities will start in the evening of Monday, June 7, 
1993, and proceed until Friday noon, June 11, 1993. 


The official language of the Conference will be English. No facilities 
for translation or interpretation will be available. 

Accommodation and Social Events 

Interlaken, a traditional alpine health resort, offers a choice of 
accommodation at various tariffs. A half-day Excursion and a Conference 
dinner are planned, as well as a programme for accompanying persons. 

Official carrier: Swissair 

You are recommended to check with Swissair or your local travel agent for 
the best flight arrangements for this period. Swissair offices round the 
world will assist you with your travel arrangements. 

Further Information 

If you did not receive the second circular, which was sent out early 
February, 1993, please contact the conference secretariat at the 
address given below. The second circular includes registration, 
abstract and hotel reservation form. 

12th Annual Conference of the MGS 
P.O. Box 6, Clarastrasse 57 
CH-4005 Basel, Switzerland 
Tel. ++41-61-691 51 11, Fax. ++41-61 691 81 89 

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