Molecular modeling Web site

psy at Virginia.EDU psy at Virginia.EDU
Mon Sep 18 09:52:19 EST 1995


For those of you with access to the Web you might want to
check out the following URL:

           http://www.awod.com/netsci

NetSci is a Web-based electronic magazine focusing on issues in the
chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech industries.  The last two issues
concentrated on combinatorial chemistry and structure-based drug
design.  Here's a list of topics for future issues that I clipped from
their home page:


October, 1995 - Bioinformatics seeks to model the complexity of
biological systems in order to derive fundamental insights into areas
ranging from the etiology of diseases to the assembly of the human
genome. Some of the advances in computer applications for this field
have appeared in medical diagnostics (neural nets), decision support
systems (fuzzy logic) and the analysis of circadian rhythm (chaos
theory). What is the current state of these areas? What does the
future hold? [Deadline for submission of articles, placement and
product ads, announcements for new products and personnel changes is
September 25]


November, 1995 - Mass Screening is used to rapidly analyze compound
libraries and to target active chemical entities. What does a screen
provide? What is the quality of the data produced by screening? What
is the most efficient way to set up screening? How are screening
programs being implemented throughout the industry? [Deadline for
submission of articles, placement and product ads, announcements for
new products and personnel changes is October 27].


December, 1995 - Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) affects a growing
number of people in science who use computers as a part of their daily
activities. NetSci will look at this problem with articles from
professional rehabilitation groups, individuals suffering from RSI and
companies that are working to retrain their employees in an effort to
alleviate this growing health problem. The editors at NetSci would
like to hear from readers who are interested in contributing articles
for this issue. [Deadline for submission of articles, placement and
product ads, announcements for new products and personnel changes is
November 21].


January, 1996 - QSAR (Quantitative Structure Activity Relationships)
seeks to find a mathematical equation which relates biological
activity for a set of molecules to descriptors which can easily be
obtained for each molecule. The field has grown to include
three-dimensional information and a variety of new techniques to
assess the diversity of groups of molecules. How are these techniques
being applied? What does the future hold?  [Deadline for submission of
articles, placement and product ads, announcements for new products
and personnel changes is December 22].


February, 1996 - Drug Metabolism (ADME, Absorption, Distribution,
Metabolism and Excretion) seeks to identify the response of biological
systems to drug candidates. These studies are used to establish both
the efficacy and safety of new chemical entities. How are these
studies conducted? What data analysis and simulation techniques are
used to support these studies? [Deadline for submission of articles,
placement and product ads, announcements for new products and
personnel changes is January 27].


March, 1996 - New technology is changing the way data is collected,
managed and stored. In addition, scientists are using an array of new
tools to turn data into information. What are the advances in
automation, information theory and computer design that will impact
your job?  How can an organization effectively disseminate these
tools? [Deadline for submission of articles, placement and product
ads, announcements for new products and personnel changes is February
21]



                                         
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