Chemical Computing Group is pleased to announce that the next European UGM & Conference will be held
from May 15 to 18, 2018
at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Basel, Switzerland.
Our annual scientific meeting is a 4-day event consisting of 2 days of workshops (May 15-16)
and 2 days of scientific presentations (May 17-18),
as well as plenty of opportunities to socialize during our receptions and conference dinner.
|TUESDAY, May 15 - Workshops||DAY 1|
Structure preparation / Non-natural amino acids / Conformational searching / Distance restraints / Peptide-protein docking / Protein-ligand interaction fingerprints
R-Group Profiles and Analysis / MOEsaic / MMP Analysis / Descriptor Calculations / Conformational Searching / Molecular Alignments / Pharmacophore Modeling and Searching / Diversity Analysis
SVL Concepts / Scripts for Moe/Batch / Test New Ideas/Hypotheses / Customize MOE / Programming Techniques / Window Toolkit / Descriptors and Fingerprints / Interactive Problem Solving
|WEDNESDAY, May 16 - Workshops & Poster Session||DAY 2|
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
MOE Databases / Descriptors / Fingerprints / QSPR Modeling / Pharmacophore Modeling / Template-Forced Docking / Scaffold Replacement / MedChem Transformations
Protein Engineering / Protein Properties / Developability / Hot Spot Analysis / Antibody Modeling / Humanization / Molecular Surfaces
|18:30-20:30||Opening Reception & Poster Session|
|THURSDAY, May 17 - Scientific Presentations||DAY 3|
Romain Wolf, Investigator III, Novartis
Björn Windshügel, Head of Structure-Based Drug Design, Fraunhofer Institut für Molekularbiologie und Angewandte Ökologie IME
John Gunn, Senior Research Scientist, Chemical Computing Group
Iñaki Morao, Senior Principal Scientist, Evotec
Teresa Barata, Senior Scientist, Product Design & Characterisation, Neurology R&D, Ipsen Innovation
Alain Deschênes, Director of Scientific Services, Chemical Computing Group
Torsten Luksch, Senior Computational Chemist, Syngenta
Oliver Barker, Computational Chemist, Almac Discovery
Frank Otto Gombert, Managing Director, GPRS – Gombert Pharma Research Solutions
Jerome Wicker, Cheminformatician, Oxford Drug Design
Graeme Robb, Senior Computational Chemist, AstraZeneca
Ekaterina Ratkova, Computational Chemist, AstraZeneca
|19:00-22:00||Conference Dinner at Restaurant Safran-Zunft|
|FRIDAY, May 18 - Scientific Presentations||DAY 4|
Kristin Brown, Director, Protein Design and Informatics, GSK
Ewa Chudyk, Research Scientist I, Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Europe) Ltd.
Matthew Habgood, Senior Computational Chemist, Evotec
Ijen Chen, Principal Scientist, Vernalis plc
Rodrigo Carbajo, Senior Research Scientist, AstraZeneca
Christoph Sotriffer, Professor, Institute of Pharmacy and Food Chemistry, University of Würzburg
Christian Kramer, Senior Scientist, F. Hoffmann-La Roche
Peter Ertl, Director, Cheminformatics, Novartis
Gisbert Schneider, Professor, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, ETH Zürich
Presenters of accepted posters will receive a 25% discount on early / regular registration.
There will be a number of hands-on MOE workshops on various application areas on
May 15 (afternoon) and 16 (morning and afternoon).
Workshops will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel. Course titles are shown above in the Preliminary Agenda.
Before March 21, 2018, conference fees are EUR 200,
rising to EUR 300 after this date.
Registration provides attendees with full access to all workshop sessions,
scientific presentations, meals and social functions. Attendees presenting an accepted poster or oral presentation will receive a 25% discount on early / regular registration.
If you would be interested in presenting a talk, or have any questions about the UGM and Conference, please contact
Steve Maginn at and Raul Alvarez at .