CFP/Bursary Awards- eCheminfo Community of Practice InterAction Meeting/India 08

CFP/Bursary Awards- eCheminfo Community of Practice InterAction Meeting/India 08

Post by Robb » Fri, 29 Aug 2008 21:32:07


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:
http://echeminfo.colayer.net/COMTY_hyderabadconference

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.

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.

Speakers

*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 Consultanc