[Bioclusters] Join Leaders in Cheminformatics and Computational Chemistry-Registration Deadline Friday

Jim MacNeil jimm at chidb.com
Thu Mar 2 08:37:44 EST 2006

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FRIDAY - Register Today for Only $1095 Commercial, $545 Academic/Government! 

10th Annual 
Applying Informatics Tools to Solve Discovery Chemistry Problems 

May 23-24, 2006 | Pennsylvania Convention Center| Philadelphia, PA

* Registration Deadline This Friday - Register Today at:

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* A Must Attend Conference for Researchers and Leaders in Informatics
   and Computational Chemistry 

Featured Sessions and Speakers

Integration of Informatics and Knowledge Management Informatics
Spot Lecture
Integration of Informatics at the Systems Level and at the Data Level
Chris L. Waller, Ph.D., Director, World Wide Chemistry Informatics, Pfizer Global Research & Development 

Integrated Knowledge Management at Bayer HealthCare: Pharmacophore Informatics 
William J. Scott, Ph.D., Team Leader, Department for Chemistry Research, Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Building a Knowledge Enabled Organization
Cory R. Brouwer, Ph.D., Associate Director, Knowledge Management Informatics, Pfizer Global Research & Development

Knowledge Management: Building a Knowledge Enabled Organization
Victor Lobanov, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, MDI, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical R&D

Old Dogs New Tricks Technical Session

Chairperson: Michael S. Lajiness, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Structural & Computation Sciences, Eli Lilly & Co.

Panelists Include:

Dimitris K. Agrafiotis, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, LLC

Gus Rosania, Ph.D., Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Michigan

Jeffrey S. Wiseman, Ph.D., Vice President and Officer, Technology and Informatics, Locus Pharmaceuticals 

Jim Wikel, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Coalesix Inc.

QSAR - Practical Approaches
Practical Tweaks for QSAR
Robert P. Sheridan, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Molecular Systems, Merck Research Labs

Extending Linearity for QSAR: Nonlinear Regression Approaches That Still Maintain the Intuitive Character of Linear Models
Peter Buchwald, Ph.D., Associate Director of Drug Discovery, IVAX Research, Inc

Reverse Fingerprinting and Fingerprint Bit Importance
Chris I. Williams, Ph.D., Principle Scientist, Chemical Computing Group

Predicting ADMET, Targets & MOA
Robust Computational Framework for Predictive ADME-Tox Modeling 
Alex Tropsha, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Identification of Chemical Address Tags Controlling the Subcellular Distribution of Candidate Drugs and Bioimaging Probes
Gus Rosania, Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Michigan

Mining Chemogenomics Databases to Predict Novel Ligand-Target Pairings
Jeremy Jenkins, Ph.D., Research Investigator, Lead Discovery Center, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

RoundTable Buzz Sessions:
Knowledge Management Systems - Informatics Integration
Moderator: Cory Brouwer, Ph.D., Associate Director, KM Informatics, Pfizer Inc. 

Hit-to-Lead - Choosing the Best Computational Approaches
Moderator: Jun Xu, Ph.D., Director of CADD, Integrated Drug Discovery, DPI

The Growing Role for Informatics in Hit-to-Lead and Lead Optimization 

Docking and Scoring Methods for Lead Optimization; New Algorithms and Models for Improving Binding Affinity Prediction
Richard A. Friesner, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, Columbia University

Getting to the Clinic Fast: Navigating Lead Optimization Pathways by In Silico Tools
Oren M. Becker, Ph.D., Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, Predix Pharmaceuticals 

Large-Scale Virtual Screening on a Computational Grid for Inhibitor Discovery at Texas A&M
James C. Sacchettini, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, Biochemistry & Biophysics Department, Texas A&M University

Panel: Lead Optimization Informatics Moderator: Oren M. Becker, Ph.D.

Plus Attend this Recommended Short Course: 

Breakthrough Strategies for Text Mining in R&D

Competition in the pharmaceutical industry has increasingly become based upon better recognition and analysis of information, much of which is available as published text. The days of specialists being able to read all of the relevant literature coming out is long past, particularly as more system biology approaches are used. New text-mining tools are providing advantages for faster recognition and correlation of pieces of information useful for creating a new hypothesis or asking new questions. 
This tutorial will focus on ways to explore progress in applying these new tools within drug discovery. It will consist of an overview of new developments and methodologies and then focus on two specific case studies of how two large companies have addressed the issue in their organizations.  
Identifying a pattern to help explain an adverse event 
Presenters include:
Jeremy Packer, Ph.D., Head of Bioinformatics, Abbott Laboratories

Sherri Matis, Ph.D., Principal Informatics Scientist, Discovery Informatics, AstraZeneca 

Hear These Keynotes Presentations:

Plenary Keynotes: 

Closing the Gap Between Research and the Clinic - Biomarkers and Translational Medicine Strategies
Orest Hurko, MD, Assistant Vice President, Translational Research, Wyeth Research

Investing in the Future - The Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industry's Key Roadblocks
Steve Burrill, Chief Executive Officer, Burrill and Co.

Improving R&D By Addressing Bottlenecks in NCEs & MBEs in the Drug Discovery Process (tentative title)
Mikael Dolsten, Ph.D., MD, Executive Vice President, Corporate Division Pharma
Research, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

"Cheminformatics meetings gave a rare opportunity to quickly understand what is currently going on in this ever dynamic field."
Dharmesh Manitar
Aston Univeristy
For Sponsorship and Exhibit Information please contact 
Suzanne Carroll at 617-630-1352 or scarroll at healthtech.com
The Tenth Annual Cheminformatics Conference is part of 
the World Pharmaceutical Congress 
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CHI, 1037 Chestnut Street, Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

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