German Conference on Chemoinformatics 2010 – organizers' notes
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Published: 19 April 2011
The Chemistry-Information-Computers (CIC) division  of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) invited the chemoinformatics and modeling community from the 7th to the 9th November 2010 to Goslar, Germany, to participate in the 6th German Conference on Chemoinformatics (GCC 2010). The international symposium addressed a broad range of modern research topics in the realm of computers and chemistry. The conference focused on recent developments and trends in the fields of
Chemoinformatics and Drug Discovery
Chemical Information, Patents and Databases
Computational Material Science and Nanotechnology
In addition, contributions from other research areas of Computational Chemistry were welcome.
Traditionally, the conference was opened by a “Free-Software-Session” on Sunday afternoon right before the official conference opening at 5 pm. Six Open Source projects were presented in “Free-Software-Session”. This was the largest number of contributions to this session in the history of the GCC. The audience followed presentations of PostgreSQL (Bayer Business Services), OCHEM (Helmholtz Zentrum München), Knime (University of Konstanz), Indigo & Ketcher (SciTouch), and MosGrid (MosGrid Consortium). The “Chemoinformatics Market Place” took place at the same time and included software tutorials by the Chemical Computing Group (“New Features of MOE 2010”) and BioSolveIT (“Fragment-Based Lead Design in Teams”).
The scientific program started with an entertaining and enthralling evening lecture giving by Colleen Fitzpatrick (“Hand in Snow”). In addition, the program of the following two days included plenary lectures of six well known invited speakers from industry and academia (Wolfgang Guba, Roche, Swiss; Andrew R. Leach, GSK, UK; Hans Fraaije, Leiden University, The Netherlands; Jürgen Gmehling, Oldenburg University, Germany; Gerhard Klebe, Marburg University, Germany; Holger Gohlke, Düsseldorf University, Germany), 17 lectures as well as 43 poster presentations.
- GDCh CIC Division : [http://www.gdch.de/cic]
- GDCh Gmelin-Beilstein-Denkmünze : [http://www.gdch.de/gdch/eps/preise/gmebei_dm.htm]
- FIZ CHEMIE Berlin Award : [http://www.gdch.de/strukturen/fg/cic/cic_preise/fiz.htm]
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