Applications of Cheminformatics & Modelling to Drug Discovery (European meeting) (eCheminfo 2005 Inter)

Venue: Swissotel L’entrée Conference Center

Location: Basel, Switzerland

Event Date/Time: Nov 09, 2005 End Date/Time: Nov 10, 2005
Registration Date: Nov 01, 2005
Early Registration Date: Aug 31, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 31, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Nov 30, 2005
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Our Autumn meetings will be taking place in Philadelphia, US on 11-12 October and in Basel, Switzerland on the 9-10 November

The eCheminfo European Autumn 2005 InterAction Meeting will be taking place at the Swissotel L’entrée Conference Center, Basel, Switzerland, Nov 9-10. Program information and registration is available through the eCheminfo website at

The theme of the meeting is the application of informatics and modelling approaches to drug discovery. The format of the meeting will emphasize significant time for discussion and question time and will include the following sessions:

Virtual Screening, Docking & Scoring, chaired by Miklos Vargyas (ChemAxon); Web-based Services in Drug Design, chaired by Kim Henrick (European Bioinformatics Institute); Computational Biochemistry, chaired by Alessandro Curioni (IBM Zurich); Applications of Machine Learning & Graph Mining in Drug Discovery, chaired by Stefan Kramer (Technische Universitaet Muenchen); Biosensors & Nanofluidics, Nick Quirke (Imperial College London); Protein Folding and Dynamics, chaired by Wilfred van Gunsteren (ETH-Zurich);

Plus a special Drug Discovery Innovation session chaired by Alan Gibbs (Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, LLC) featuring leading drug discovery solutions having impact on innovation in the life science and pharmaceutical industry (See for more details).

Invited Speakers & Discussion Leaders include:

Graham Richards (University of Oxford), Xavier Barril (Vernalis), Amedeo Caflisch (ETH-Zurich), David Morley (Enspiral Discovery Ltd), Didier Rognan (University of Strasbourg), Dimitris Dimitropoulos (European Bioinformatics Institute), Johann Gasteiger (Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg), Simon Coles (University of Southampton), Eugene Krissinel (European Bioinformatics Institute), Torsten Schwede (University of Basel), Paul Tavan (University of Munich), Ursula Roethlisberger (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne), Alessandro Curioni (IBM Zurich), Ian Williams (University of Bath), Gerald Monard (Universite Henri Poincare – Nancy), Ken Merz (QuantumBio), Nick Quirke (Imperial College London), Richard Gilbert (E2v Technologies), Andrew De Mello (Imperial College London), Jens Walther (ETH-Zurich), Christoph Helma (University of Freiburg), Peter Willett (University of Sheffield), Joost N. Kok (Leiden University), Gisbert Schneider (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University), Michael Berthold (University of Konstanz), Jeremy Smith (University of Heidelberg), Wolfgang Wenzel (University of Karslruhe), Thomas Kiefhaber (University of Basel), Xavier Daura (University of Barcelona), Nikolay V. Dokholyan (University of North Carolina), Michele Vendruscolo (University of Cambridge), plus Alan Gibbs (Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, LLC) and other senior industry speakers in the Drug Discovery Innovation session.

The eCheminfo meetings will have exhibitor tables for software demos and evening poster sessions; posters will also be available for viewing through the website. Posters can be on any informatics or modeling topic of relevance to drug discovery and can include experimental approaches combined with modelling. Those who cannot make the meetings are also able to register to access all presentations, posters and discussions through the eCheminfo website. Registrants for the European meeting will also be able to access the full proceedings with audio of the equivalent US meeting being held in Philadelphia 11-12 October 2005.

Poster Abstracts (ca. 300 words) should be sent to eCheminfo at

We will select a number of contributed talks to be presented at the meetings based on abstracts submitted. Papers submitted related to poster presentations or talks will be refereed for consideration for publication in a special Drug Discovery issue of the Molecular Simulation journal. Deadline for paper submission: 31 October for US meeting; 30 November for European meeting posters.

The InnovationWell European community of practice Autumn meeting will be taking place at the same location and on the same dates as the eCheminfo European meeting. This meeting will be covering complex systems and semantic approaches to drug development, life science intellectual property management and valuation; knowledge management and transfer in R&D and manufacturing, clinical trial productivity, drug safety knowledge management and predictive toxicology. All eCheminfo registrants will also have access to the InnovationWell meeting activities. (See for more details).

Please register early for the meetings as the number of places are limited. You can register for the meeting on the website at or contact Nicki Douglas (nicki.douglas at, +41 61 851 0461) to reserve your place.


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Barry Hardy

eCheminfo Community of Practice Manager

Douglas Connect, Switzerland

+41 61 851 0170 (office)

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