January 2013 Newsletter

January 2013 Newsletter

This year we build on our established user group meeting format by introducing:

Field Based Chemistry North America, Novartis, Cambridge, MA on May 14th
Field Based Chemistry Europe, Madingley Hall, Cambridge, UK on June 20th – 21st

The meetings are made available at no cost to delegates and include: scientific program; hands-on software workshop; and the opportunity to network with the Cresset team and other delegates. Further details will be added to the programs over the coming weeks. In the meantime, if you are interested in contributing to the program please view the submission guidelines for the North America and Europe events. Abstracts should be submitted by March 15th. Note the dates in your diary now and follow us on the social media links below for updates as they occur.

Virtual Screening Webinar

Wednesday 27th February
11am EST / 4pm GMT / 5pm CET

We will highlight some of the methods we use to ensure the best outcome from virtual screening, what the pitfalls are and how best to avoid them. Find out more and register free.

Using Pharmacophores to Find New Targets for Existing Drugs

Dr Robert Scoffin discusses how computational chemistry can point the way to new targets for existing drugs through the use of pharmacophores. Read the article.

Great Science Makes a Great Consulting Project

Clients often come to Cresset for consultancy projects because of the innovative software we offer, underpinned by proven scientific methods. Dr Martin Slater explains that Cresset’s technology can work with or without a structure of the target protein and how it can be used on the widest range of target classes. This makes it easy to start a consulting project when the structure of the target protein is not known. Read more plus a case study.

What Good Was Christmas π Without a Cuppa!

This month Dr Rae Lawrence takes a stroll down the road of host-guest chemistry, examining the field patterns presented by cup-shaped aromatic calixarenes and how they can be used to rationalize the improvement in physicochemical properties of their guests, e.g. improving solubility of water insoluble nifedipine. Read more.

We’re now on Facebook

In addition to our LinkedIn and Twitter pages we’re now on Facebook. So whatever your social media preferences we should now have a source for you. Like our Facebook page to keep up-to-date with Cresset news and events.