Archive for April, 2011
A few openings are left for the International Conference on Chemical Structures (ICCS)
A little less than 40 days left until the 9th International Conference on Chemical Structures (ICCS) starts in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands. The conference will focus on the latest scientific and technological developments in cheminformatics and related areas in six plenary sessions:
o Structure-Activity and Structure-Property Prediction
o Structure-Based Drug Design and Virtual Screening
o Analysis of Large Chemistry Spaces
o Integrated Chemical Information
o Dealing with Biological Complexity
34 scientific lectures and 80 posters in two poster sessions will present applications and case studies as well as method development and algorithmic work in these areas. The program will open with a presentation by Engelbert Zass, ETH Zürich who has been awarded the CSA Trust Mike Lynch Award on the occasion of the 9th ICCS. We invite you to have a look at the scientific program which is now available at the website www.int-conf-chem-structures.org.
In addition to the scientific program there will be a commercial exhibition with 16 leading cheminformatics software suppliers. The participation of scientists from more than 20 countries will make this a truly international event with ample opportunities to networks and discuss science.
Free workshops will be offered before and after the official conference program by BioSolveIT (www.biosolveit.de), The Chemical Computing Group (www.chemcomp.com), Tripos (www.tripos.com), and Accelrys (www.accelrys.com).
On Wednesday afternoon there is a sailing cruise on the IJsselmeer on two traditional sailing boats. They will leave from the scenic Muiderslot castle, and then sail to the picturesque fishing village Volendam where the old village can be explored. A banquet dinner will be served on the boats on the way back.
If you are planning to attend, we encourage you to register as soon as possible through the conference web site: www.int-conf-chem-structures.org.
We are looking forward to meeting with you all in Noordwijkerhout.
Keith T Taylor, ICCS Chair
Markus Wagener, ICCS Chair