This year, YMF-2021/22, the MGMS Young Modellers’ Forum 2021/22, will be held on Friday, 11th February, 2022. It will be held once again on zoom. Registration and abstract submission is now open!
Friday, 24th September, 2021
9AM ET / 2PM BST / 3PM CET.
The Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society was formed in 1981 to bring together scientists working in different fields of study who have a common interest in molecular modelling and graphics. This year, to celebrate 40th anniversary of the society, we would like to invite you to participate in our half-day interactive event. Confirmed speakers include:
- Prof. W. Graham Richards, CBE FRS FRSC CChem, Chairperson at Oxford Drug Design, a founding member of the Molecular Graphics Society (now the MGMS)
- Prof. Christopher Rowley, Department of Chemistry, Carleton University, Canada
- Dr Isidro Cortés-Ciriano, EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK
- Prof. Fernanda Duarte-Gonzalez, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, UK
There will be opportunities for poster presentations. During the meeting we will also try to identify major developments in the field in the last 40 years. Participants with the most important and original entries will win a prize. At the end of the day we will hold the MGMS Annual General Meeting. Everyone is welcome!
June 17-19 2020, The Queen’s University, Belfast, U.K.
The MGMS is pleased to announce our scientific meeting to honor the life and work of Dr Frank Blaney, a well-known computational chemist who worked for many years in the pharmaceutical industry. Frank was a pioneer within the world of molecular modelling, particularly with respect to Drug Discovery. Not only did he contribute greatly to promoting science within academia but also in advancing commercial sectors for Drug Discovery. Frank was actively involved in the development of approaches to model membrane bound proteins such as GPCRs, ion channels and transporters, and the application of these approaches in drug discovery. Frank was a founding member of the Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society (MGMS), and over the years worked in a number of academic and commercial institutions including Oxford University, Queen’s University Belfast, as well as Beecham Pharmaceuticals, GSK and Heptares.
The recent MGMS Big Ideas for Big Data in Drug Discovery Meeting took place at the School of Pharmacy, UCL in London, and was a big success. A big thank you to MGMS Member Dr Ewa Chudyk from Vertex Pharmaceuticals for organizing it; to Dr. Shozeb Haider for hosting us; and our many sponsors for helping to make it possible. Ewa will post an update soon: in the meantime, here is a picture of our Chair, Prof. Phil Biggin, advertising our new MGMS Early Career Workshop Initiative: