Tuesday 27 June 2023

Ninth Joint Sheffield Conference on Chemoinformatics

I've just been to the Ninth Joint Sheffield Conference on Chemoinformatics, hosted by Val Gillet. This is a wonderful conference, both socially and scientifically. Thanks to all the team that worked hard behind the scenes (or in front!) to make it happen.

I've been here before - it turns out 5 times:

  • 2007 - 4th
  • 2013 - 6th
  • 2016 - 7th
  • 2019 - 8th
  • 2023 - 9th

...but this is the first time I've given a talk. It was on Handling Large Chemical Spaces in Structure-Based Drug Design, and covered applying generative models to structure-based drug discovery, as well as approaches to tame ultra-large databases like Enamine REAL. We had a few posters also - I'll describe/link these here if they appear online.

From left, Peter Ertl, Max Beckers, Rajarshi Guha, Max Beckers, Chris de Graaf, me.

On the second and third days I took some twitter notes as @ConferenceNoel. If you search Twitter with #shef2023 you will see other tweets from Wendy and others.

I leave you with this picture from the conference dinner at the Mowbray.