Welcome to eFlash, the monthly Accelrys newsletter that provides the latest news on product releases, events, resources, and more. In this month's issue:
- May Feature: Hear from Dozens of Industry Leaders at this Month’s UGM
- On the Web:
- Featured Videos:
Join us May 17-19 for the 2011 Accelrys North American User Group Meeting (UGM) at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Jersey City located across the Hudson from Lower Manhattan.
Agenda Now Available
Take a look at the great lineup of customer presentations, breakout sessions, workshops and round table discussions scheduled for the UGM. The UGM also offers an excellent opportunity to hear from your colleagues at Abbott, AstraZeneca, Boehringer-Ingelheim, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, MIT, Pfizer, Roche, Unilever and many other organizations about their industry experiences and use of Accelrys technologies and services.
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UGM Keynote—IBM’s Hehenberger to Discuss Game-changing Computing Technologies
In his keynote address, Dr. Michael Hehenberger, Business Development Executive with IBM Research, will discuss new computing technologies with the potential to significantly improve our understanding of disease and drug mechanisms. Deep analytics, modeling and simulation, exascale computing (one million trillion calculations per second), machine learning and “deep Q&A” all demonstrate the future potential of analytics and data management across numerous industries. For example, IBM “DeepQA” technology has already made headlines by powering the IBM Watson computer system to a win over “Jeopardy” champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in an exhibition match broadcast earlier this year.
Accelrys Supports ELN Migrations
For organizations interested in moving to Symyx Notebook by Accelrys from third-party electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs), Accelrys is offering a new program designed to ease migration to the multidisciplinary Accelrys ELN. The program was created in response to customer interest in a straightforward migration path to Accelrys Electronic Lab Notebook.
Supported by Accelrys Professional Services, Accelrys’ phased ELN migration program lowers risk, reduces effort and maintains R&D productivity during the migration process, enabling customers to transition to the Accelrys ELN at their own pace, and as budget and resources permit. Throughout the transition, scientists are equipped with a single primary ELN; they are not required to use two ELNs at any time and can access all available information anytime.
First Accelrys Tech Summit a Success!
Last month Accelrys along with our partners IBM and Microsoft, hosted dozens of customers at the first Pipeline Pilot Tech Summit in London. The Summit targeted Accelrys customers with enterprise IT responsibilities, offering interactive sessions designed to help IT groups leverage the Pipeline Pilot platform to improve productivity through shared best practices. Based on much positive feedback, we will be hosting future Tech Summits.
Interested in discussing or sharing IT / Developer related information across all of the Accelrys products?
Discovery Studio 3.0 Webinar Roundup
Kicking off with An Introduction to Discovery Studio 3.0, informative on-demand webinars cover new scientific functionality and significantly enhanced usability and performance delivered in the latest version of Accelrys’ market-leading Discovery Studio modeling and simulation software.
- Automatic Creation and Validation of Pharmacophores Derived from Receptor-Ligand Complexes
- Protein Design Tools in Discovery Studio 3.0: Computational Stability Prediction and Computational Alanine Scanning
- Discovery Studio 3.0 / Pipeline Pilot 8.0 Integration
- The Antibody Humanization Process by CDR Grafting
- Integration of Molecular Discovery's GRID within Discovery Studio 3.0
Integration of Cresset's FieldStere within Discovery Studio 3.0
Accelerate Your Process Chemistry with an ELN
Automated Image Quantification in Tumor Tissue with Pipeline Pilot: A Sanofi-Aventis Case Study
Enhancing Productivity by Utilizing Pipeline Pilot Capabilities in the ELN
Upcoming User Group Meetings
Japan UGM, Jun 16-17, Royal Park Hotel, Tokyo; sponsored by CTC Laboratory Systems and Microsoft; speakers include Astellas Pharma, Centocor/J&J, Daiichi Sankyo, Mitsui Chemicals, Toyota Central R&D Labs, University of Tokyo and more.
Dr. Francisco Hernandez-Guzman of Accelrys will present “In-silico protein engineering: Computational methods used in the design and study of macromolecular systems,” Wednesday, May 11th at 2:35 pm in the Engineering Antibodies Track.
European Workshop in Drug Design
Dr. Didier Rognan will present a paper entitled “Massive ligand profiling by parallel protein-ligand based pharmacophore searches.”
UK QSAR and ChemoInformatics Group
International Conference on Chemical Structures (ICCS)
Population Approach Group Europe (PAGE)
Drug Discovery Leaders Summit
Recent Blog Posts
- Ligand Docking and How “Proper Protein Preparation Prevents Poor Performance” — A protein-ligand docking challenge presented at Spring ACS highlights the importance of protein preparation as a crucial step in ligand docking workflows
- Accelrys Enterprise Update— Preview the dedicated IT track at this year’s US UGM, join the Pipeline Pilot 8.5 beta, hear about last month’s Tech Summit (including the popular Pipeline Pilot Deep Dive) and check out the Accelrys IT-Dev Community
- Scratching the surface of mesoscale modeling — Results of a simple study employing Materials Studio 5.5 to construct complex patterned surfaces useful in the mesoscale modeling of a diblock copolymer under different boundary conditions
In the News
Accelrys Recognized by Computerworld as 2011 Honors Laureate
On the basis of our nominated project, "Informatics for Neglected Diseases Collaborations," Accelrys has been selected by a panel of peers as one of 255 Laureates from 23 countries in the 2011 Computerworld Honors Program. Founded in 1988, this is the longest running global program honoring the use of information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change.
In collaboration with SCYNEXIS and Tibco Software, Accelrys submitted a project involving the development of innovative, state-of-the-art data analysis, visualization and mining tools on a SaaS platform. The program enables global virtual teams to collaborate effectively in developing new medicines for underfunded but important diseases, typically in the context of not-for-profit, public-private partnerships (PPPs).
Accelrys NGS Collection Results in 2011 Bio-IT World Best Practice Award
Based on their implementation of Accelrys’ Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Collection for Pipeline Pilot, Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd. has been awarded a Grand Prize in Bio-IT World’s Best Practice awards program. The NGS Collection enables genomics researchers to gain valuable insight from massive, complex NGS datasets by using the most widely applied and best validated analysis methods currently available for all major types of NGS experiments. The Collection also enables research IT experts to quickly integrate new algorithms and computational approaches in one of today’s most rapidly changing research domains. Oxford Nanopore Technologies are using and distributing the NGS Collection as the preferred analysis platform for the single-molecule NGS technology they are developing.
A short overview video illustrating the breadth of science and functionality available in our latest release of Discovery Studio
Flexible validation features within Pipeline Pilot ensure that server administrators can create protocols using best practices to meet business needs
Accelrys Electronic Lab Notebook improves productivity, collaboration and data quality