Latest Advances in Drug Discovery Modelling & Informatics (eCheminfo India 2008)

Venue: International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad

Location: Hyderabad, India

Event Date/Time: Dec 19, 2008 End Date/Time: Dec 20, 2008
Early Registration Date: Sep 19, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 19, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Sep 19, 2008
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Latest Advances in Drug Discovery Modelling & Informatics

eCheminfo Community of Practice InterAction Meeting
December 19-20, 2008
International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India

CFP and Bursary Awards Available (both deadlines are September 19)

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Themes: Cheminformatics, Bioinformatics, Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Discovery Innovation, Structure-based Drug Design, Screening, Docking, Structural Biology, Predictive Toxicology, Predictive ADME

Conference Sessions: Biophysical Simulation Applications, Neglected Diseases Applications, Drug Discovery Informatics, Predictive ADME/Toxicology

We invite contributed papers from members of academic, government research and commercial organizations on areas of new research and innovation involving drug discovery research informatics. The work presented should involve innovative new method development or application to drug discovery problems and involving methods from computational chemistry, computational biology, cheminformatics or bioinformatics. Studies including experimental work in medicinal chemistry, screening, experimental toxicology, pre-clinical evaluation, lead optimisation and translational medicine are welcome. Please visit website for more details.

Bursary Awards
Bursary Awards will be used to support the attendance of a selection of academic young investigators at the meeting. Applicants can be working in any area of research related to drug discovery at the postdoctoral, graduate student and senior undergraduate levels. Please visit our website for more details. Deadline is September 19, 2008.

*Conference Sessions:*
Biophysical Simulation Applications, chaired by V.N. Balaji (Jubilant Biosys)
Neglected Diseases Applications, chaired by Avadhesha Surolia (National Institute of Immunology)
Drug Discovery Informatics, chaired by G.R.Desiraju (University of Hyderabad)
Predictive ADME/Toxicology, chaired by Kas Subramanian (Strand Genomics)

*Invited Speakers* include Chandra Verma (Bioinformatics Institute A*STAR, Singapore), Sreedhar Rao (Ranbaxy), Chandrika B-Rao (Piramal Life Sciences), Vellarkad N. Viswanadhan (Jubilant Biosys), R. Narayanan (Tata Consultancy Services), Johann Gasteiger (Molecular Networks, Germany), Jeff Wiseman (Locus Pharmaceuticals, USA), Indira Ghosh (JNU, New Delhi, India), Barry Hardy (Douglas Connect, Switzerland), Dhananjay Bhattacharyya (Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, India), Ismael Zamora (Pompeu Fabra University and Lead Molecular Design, Spain)

Pre-Conference Workshop - Drug Discovery Design Methods & Applications December 15 – 18, 2008
Virtual screening, structure-based drug design, lead optimisation and predictive ADME/toxicology supporting decision making in drug discovery – a Hands-on eCheminfo Workshop
Bursary award available

For further information and questions on the Conference program, please contact Dr. Barry Hardy at: barry.hardy -[at]-, Tel: +41 61 851 0170 . For international registrations, please contact Nicki Douglas, nicki.douglas –[at]-, Tel: +41 61 851 0461
If you are located in India, please contact Sunil Chawla at: sunil -[at], Tel: +91 981 0305 923 or Om Prakash at Tel: +91 971 7040 656 to complete your registration and payment in Rs. For more information, please visit

Rob Reedijk
eCheminfo Community of Practice