Chemical Computing Group is pleased to announce that the North American UGM & Conference 2017
will take place in Montreal, Canada
at Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel, right in the heart of Montreal’s beautiful Old Port district.
Our annual scientific meeting is a 4-day event consisting of 2 days of workshops (June 20-21)
and 2 days of scientific presentations (June 22-23),
as well as plenty of opportunities to socialize during our receptions and conference dinner.
Please note that space is limited so early registration is recommended.
|TUESDAY, June 20 - Workshops||DAY 1|
Structure Preparation / Side-Chain Rotamer Exploration / Electron Density Maps / Solvent Analysis with 3D-RISM
Molecular Surfaces and Maps / Ligand Interactions / Conformational Searching / Ligand Optimization / Ligand Selectivity / Protein Alignments and Superposition
Scaffold Replacement / Medicinal Chemistry Transformations / Fragment Linking / R-Group Screening / Ligand Growing / Pharmacophores / Fragment Databases
Course details to be Announced
|13:30-17:00||Q&A - Open Discussions|
|WEDNESDAY, June 21 - Workshops||DAY 2|
Pharmacophore Modeling / Pharmacophore Elucidation and Consensus / Flexible Alignments / Pharmacophore Searching / Protein-Ligand Interaction Fingerprints (PLIF)
Protein Engineering / Protein Properties / Developability / Hot Spot Analysis / Antibody Modeling / Humanization / Molecular Surfaces
Pharmacophore Modeling / Docking / Fragment-based Design / Scaffold Replacement / R-Group Screening / Project Search / Protein-Ligand Interaction Fingerprints
Homology modeling / Loop Modeling / Loop Conformational Searching / Sequence Alignments / Structure Superposition / Multimer alignments and superpositions
Protein Alignments and Superposition / Loop and Linker Modeling / Homology Modeling / Protein- Protein Docking / Protein Solubility Analysis / 2D Hot Spot Mapping / PLIF / Biologics QSAR Modeling
R-Group Profiles and Analysis / MOEsaic / MMP Analysis / Descriptor Calculations / Conformational Searching / Molecular Alignments / Pharmacophore Modeling and Searching / Diversity Analysis
|18:30-20:30||Poster session & opening reception|
|THURSDAY, June 22 - Scientific Presentations||DAY 3|
Jose Duca, Global Head of Computer-Aided Drug Discovery, Novartis
Hongmao Sun, Scientist, National Institutes of Health
Jibo Wang, Senior Research Advisor, Eli Lilly
John Sanders, Principal Scientist, Merck & Co., Inc.
Govindan Subramanian, Senior Principal Research Scientist, Zoetis
Al Ajamian, Director of Business Development, Chemical Computing Group
James Nettles, Adjunct Faculty-Dept. of Biomedical Informatics, Emory University School of Medicine
Jeff Warrington, Senior Scientist, Cytokinetics
Ben Sellers, Scientist, Genentech
Edward J. Hennessy, Associate Principal Scientist, AstraZeneca
Jennifer Kozak, Research Scientist, Theravance
Igor Mochalkin, Associate Director, Medicinal Chemistry and Lead Optimization, EMD Serono
|FRIDAY, June 23 - Scientific Presentations||DAY 4|
Kristin Brown, Director, Molecular Design US, GlaxoSmithKline
Xinjun Hou, Head of Neuroscience Computational Chemistry, Pfizer
Sandra Rios, Principal Scientist, Merck
Kristin Andrews, Senior Scientist, Amgen
Kenneth McGuinness, Postdoctoral Fellow, Merck
Lei Jia, Scientist, Amgen
John Gunn, Senior Research Scientist, Chemical Computing Group
Dheeraj Singh Tomar, Postdoctoral Fellow, Pfizer
Arvind Sivasubramanian, Senior Scientist I Computational Biology, Adimab
Rafael Depetris, Principal Scientist, Kadmon Pharmaceuticals
There will be a number of hands-on MOE workshops on various application areas on June 20th and 21st.
Workshops will be held at Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel.
We are accepting abstracts for posters. If you are interested in presenting a poster during the meeting, please include your poster title and abstract on your registration form.
Poster presenters will receive a 25% discount on the early/regular registration. Poster viewing will be scheduled on Wednesday evening (June 22), during the Opening Reception.
Deadline for poster submission is May 5th, 2017.
There will be 3 main social functions during the UGM & Conference 2017. An opening cocktail with posters on Wednesday evening (June 21), a conference cocktail and dinner on the evening
of Thursday (June 22) and a closing reception on Friday afternoon (June 23).
Accommodation and travel arrangements are the responsibility of attendees. If you would like to stay at Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel, please make your hotel reservations directly with the hotel.
In order to get the special group rate of $235.00 CND, plus taxes, per night stay in a deluxe suite, please make sure you make your reservation by
email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (1-866-811-1345) or directly online
no later than May 19, 2017. When making your reservation, please mention the name "Chemical Computing Group."
- The rate is per night, per suite, single or double occupancy
- Complimentary high speed internet and Wi-Fi access in all suites and meeting rooms
- No charge for children under 12 years who stay with their parents
- $25.00 per additional person will be added to the account (maximum 4)
Conference fees are $300 USD before April 10th, 2017 - $400 USD thereafter.
The fees give attendees full access to all workshop sessions, scientific presentations, meals and social functions. Attendees presenting an accepted
poster will receive a 25% discount on early/regular registration.
We look forward to welcoming you to Montreal this coming June!