Andy Vinter Memorial Meeting

I am delighted to invite you to join us in a celebration of the life and work of Andy Vinter, founder of Cresset. The meeting, previously postponed due to Covid-19, will deliver scientific content built on the unique and insightful approach that Andy took to molecular modeling throughout his distinguished career from his early days at Wellcome to his pioneering work on the eXtended Electron Distribution (XED) force field, which was foundational in the creation of Cresset.

Since our founding in 2002, Cresset has grown progressively and has now become a global company, with staff of more than 80 and a stellar customer base across multiple industries. All of this is testament to the groundwork laid by Andy in his time with Wellcome, SmithKline Beecham, University of Cambridge, Peptide Therapeutics and then Cresset.

I hope you’re able to join us, either in-person or virtually, not only in celebration of Andy’s work but also his great sense of humor and irrepressible and joyous irreverence!

Rob Scoffin
Chairman & CEO, Cresset


June 16th, 2022

Agenda and links to abstracts



Title Presenter
08:30 Registration
09:00 Welcome

Rob Scoffin

Cresset, UK

09:15 The Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society: Andy Vinter’s Role in Establishing the MGMS

Steve Maginn

Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society, UK

09:30 A Tribute to Andy Vinter

Mark Mackey

Cresset, UK

10:00 Application of In Silico Methods to Library Design Exploring Refractory Chemical Space

Kaz Ikeda

Keio University, Japan

10:30 Break
11:00 Elements of Physical Organic, Medicinal and Computational Chemistry Make ‘Bioisostere’ Replacement Exciting Even After so Many Years of Practice in Drug Discovery

Manoranjan Panda

BMS, India

11:30 Electrostatic Complementarity in Structure-Based Drug Design

Gianni Chessari

Astex, UK

12:00 Using Cresset Tools to Re-purpose Existing Drugs: RP0217 from In Silico Screen to Human POC

Arkasubhra Ghosh

Narayana Nethralaya Foundation, India

Rob Scoffin

Cresset, UK

12:30 Lunch
13:45 'Fit for Purpose' Chemistry Technology Development in Pharmaceutical R&D

Stevan Djuric

Discovery Chemistry and Technology Consulting LLC, USA

14:15 To be confirmed

Caroline Low

Isomorphic Laboratories, UK

14:45 An Exile on Main Street, Cambridge MA

Lewis Whitehead

1910 Genetics, USA

15:15 Break
15:45 Tailored Modeling Support for Small Molecule Drug Design

Ingo Mügge

Alkermes, USA

16:15 Exploring Intermolecular Interactions in Structural Databases

Jason Cole

Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, UK

16:45 The Open Force Field Initiative: An Open Source, Open Science Approach to Better Biomolecular Force Fields

John Chodera

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA

17:15 Closing remarks

Rob Scoffin

Cresset, UK

17:30 Drinks reception By invitation
18:30 Dinner


Andy Vinter Memorial Meeting registration


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