I’m pleased to announce that the ACS Division of Chemical Information
will be hosting a series of free webinars on topics related to chemical information. The webinars will be open to everybody and our first speaker in this series will be Dr. Alex Clark, who’ll be talking about cheminformatics workflows and mobile applications. More details below or at http://www.acscinf.org/about/news/20120918.php
Webinar: Practical cheminformatics workflows with mobile apps
Date: October 3, 2012
Time: 11 am Eastern time (US)
In recent years smartphones and tablets have attained sufficient power and sophistication to replace conventional desktop and laptop computers for many tasks. Chemistry software is late to the party, but rapidly catching up. This webinar will explore some of the cheminformatics functionality that can currently be performed using mobile apps. A number of workflow scenarios will be discussed, such as: creating and maintaining chemical data (molecules, reactions, numbers & text); searching chemical databases and utilising the results; structure-aware lab notebooks; visualisation and structure-activity analysis; property calculation using remote webservices; and a multitude of ways to share data collaboratively, and integrate modular apps within distributed and heterogeneous workflows.
Alex M. Clark graduated from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, with a Ph.D. in synthetic organometallic chemistry, then went on to work in computational chemistry. His chemistry background spans both the lab bench and development of software for a broad variety of 2D and 3D computer aided molecular design algorithms and user interfaces. He is the founder of Molecular Materials Informatics, Inc.
, which is dedicated to producing next-generation cheminformatics software for emerging platforms such as mobile devices and cloud computing environments.
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