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[Computational-biology] CFP - Latest Advances in Drug Discovery Informatics: eCheminfo 2009 InterAction Meeting; Philadelphia Oct 09. Program Available

Robby via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by Rob.Reedijk from douglasconnect.com)
Wed Sep 23 07:51:25 EST 2009

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

Latest Advances in Drug Discovery Informatics
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,

To register for the meeting right now, please visit:

To download a pdf of the program including the registration form:

eCheminfo  2009 Program Summary

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)

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).

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

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).

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

Program: Dr. Barry Hardy, eCheminfo Community of Practice, Douglas
Connect. Tel: +41 61 851 0170. email:  echeminfo -[at]-

Registration Enquiries: Nicki Douglas, Douglas Connect, Baermeggenweg
14, 4314 Zeiningen, Switzerland. Tel: +41 61 851 0461. echeminfo -

Meeting Support: Rob Reedijk, eCheminfo Community of Practice,
Connect. email: rob.reedijk -[at]- douglasconnect.com

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