[Bio-software] CFP/Bursary Awards- eCheminfo Community of Practice InterAction Meeting/India 08

Robby via bio-soft%40net.bio.net (by Rob.Reedijk from douglasconnect.com)
Wed Sep 10 23:55:39 EST 2008

I am posting details for the eCheminfo Community of Practice
InterAction Meeting in December 2008 in Hyderabad, India.  Please note
that the deadline to apply for bursaries is September 19, 2008.

Latest Advances in Drug Discovery Modelling & Informatics

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

Pre-Conference Workshop - Drug Discovery Design Methods &
Applications  (December 15 – 18)

Conference Link:

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/

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.

Abstracts (300-500 words) should be submitted to echeminfo -[at]-
douglasconnect.com by 19 September 2008, and be accompanied by a short
biography of the presenting author (300-500 words). Abstracts approved
by the scientific organizing committee will be selected for scheduling
on the conference program and in meeting poster sessions. Authors will
be notified of acceptance as soon as a review of submitted materials
takes place and at the latest by 30 September 2008.

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.

To apply for the bursary please send an email with a) your abstract
and biography (300-500 words each), b) your CV of 1-2 pages, c) a
short description of your interests and career motivations related to
drug discovery (300-500 words) to echeminfo -[at]- douglasconnect.com
by 19 September 2008. The recipients of the bursary awards will be
selected based on an evaluation of the quality and innovation of the
described research and the potential positive impact of attendance at
the meeting on their research and career progress. Authors will be
notified of acceptance by 30 September 2008.


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

*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)

Scientific Advisory Board:
Johann Gasteiger, Molecular Networks, Germany; Barry Hardy, Douglas
Connect, Switzerland; Christoph Helma, inSilico Toxicology, Germany;
Anton Hopfinger, University of New Mexico, USA; Jeff Wiseman, Locus
Pharmaceuticals, USA; P.Balaram, IISC, India; Tanjore Balganesh,
AstraZeneca, India; D. Balasubramanian, L. V. Prasad Eye Institute,
India; M. K. Bhan, Secretary, DBT, India; Davinder S. Brar, GVK
Biosciences, India; Samir Brahmachari, Director General, CSIR, India;
Dr. Gowrishankar, CDFD, India; Seyed Hasnain, VC, HCU, India; Rajendra
Prasad, JNU, India; S. Purohit, CDAC, India; T. Ramasami, Secretary,
DST, India; Lalji Singh, CCMB, India; M. Vijayan, IISC, India; J. S.
Yadav, IICT, India; K. Lalitha, UoH, India; S. Mande, CDFD, India; Dr.
Narayanan, TCS, India; C.K. Mitra, UoH, India; J.A.R.P Sarma, GVK
Biosciences; R. Sankaranarayanan, CCMB; Narahari Sastry, IICT

Pre-Conference Workshop - Drug Discovery Design Methods &
Applications  December (15 – 18)
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

Co-organised in Partnership by IIIT Hyderabad , JNU NewDelhi ,
Seascape Learning, and Douglas Connect
December 15-18, 2008; IIIT Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
facilitated by Barry Hardy
Work through in detail and discuss practical examples, methods and
emerging techniques with leading modelling experts!
Virtual Screening & Docking, Structure-based Drug Design, Ligand
Optimisation & Library Design
Structure Search, Similarity and Property Estimation, Data Mining,
Analysis & Visualisation, Pharmacophore Modelling for Lead
Identification, Fragment-based Drug Design, Predictive ADME, QSAR-
based Predictive Toxicology
Please visit http://echeminfo.colayer.net/comty_hyderabadworkshop08

For further information and questions on the Conference program,
please contact Dr. Barry Hardy at: barry.hardy -[at]-
douglasconnect.com, Tel:  +41 61 851 0170 . For international
registrations, please contact Nicki Douglas, nicki.douglas –[at]-
douglasconnect.com, Tel:  +41 61 851 0461
If you are located in India, please contact Sunil Chawla at: sunil -
[at] -seascapelearning.com, 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 http://seascapelearning.com/echeminfo_reg.html

Rob Reedijk
eCheminfo Community of Practice

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