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RSC CICAG workshops

 

The next of the monthly RSC CICAG workshops is on 19 August 2021 is entitled "An introduction to cheminformatics, data analysis and machine learning" with Pat Walters, Relay Therapeutics and blogger, if you don't follow his blog have a look now http://practicalcheminformatics.blogspot.com.

This will be a hands-on workshop on building and validating ML models, including:

  • Initial exploratory data analysis
  • ML model building
  • Model evaluation
  • Making predictions on a larger data set

I'm sure this will be a really invaluable experience. Over 150 have already registered and you can register using the link below.

Registration for these free workshops is now open https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-source-tools-for-chemistry-workshops-tickets-156431429617. (#OpenChem21)

These workshops are sponsored by Liverpool ChiroChem

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RSC CICAG YouTube playlist

 

The playlist for the RSC CICAG Open Source tools for Chemists workshops has been updated. There are now 11 two hour videos covering a wide variety of tools from data analysis, docking, molecular visualisation, fragment screening etc. These videos have now been watched over 6000 times and have attracted significant praise.

Two hours of distilled pure science.

I am not sure why this software is not famous. This is presumably the best chemoinformatics software I have seen

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Registration for future free workshops is open https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-source-tools-for-chemistry-workshops-tickets-156431429617. (#OpenChem21) Liverpool Chirochem sponsor the Open-Source Tools for Chemistry Workshop series.

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OPIG (Oxford Protein Informatics Group) antibody modelling tools workshop

 

Part of the RSC Open Chemical Sciences workshop series. Workshop given by Charlotte Deane, Fergus Boyles and Matthew Raybould on the OPIG (Oxford Protein Informatics Group) antibody modelling tools. https://www.blopig.com/blog/2020/09/what-can-you-do-with-the-opig-antibody-suite-v2-0/ The OPIG Antibody Suite? V2.0 is a collection of informatics tools and databases, including CoV-AbDab: the coronavirus antibody database https://academic.oup.com/bioinformatics/article/37/5/734/5893556. Now available on YouTube

Download for workshop materials http://macinchem.org/Temp/OPIGworkshop.zip.

Registration for future free workshops is open https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-source-tools-for-chemistry-workshops-tickets-156431429617. (#OpenChem21) Liverpool Chirochem sponsor the Open-Source Tools for Chemistry Workshop series.

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More RSC CICAG workshops

 

The next of the monthly RSC CICAG workshops sponsored by Liverpool ChiroChem is on June 24 featuring DataWarrior, and over 250 have registered. These workshops are usually in the third week of each month on Thursday (or within a day or two) you can find out more about the future workshops in the series and register using the link below.

Registration for these free workshops is now open https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-source-tools-for-chemistry-workshops-tickets-156431429617. (#OpenChem21)

The RSC CICAG Open Source tools workshop on DataWarrior is on 24 June

Registration is free and you will be sent login details at a later date. Register here https://cicag-open-source-tools-for-chemistry.eventbrite.com/.

DataWarrior combines dynamic graphical views and interactive row filtering with chemical intelligence. Scatter plots, box plots, bar charts and pie charts not only visualize numerical or category data, but also show trends of multiple scaffolds or compound substitution patterns. Chemical descriptors encode various aspects of chemical structures, e.g. the chemical graph, chemical functionality from a synthetic chemist’s point of view or 3-dimensional pharmacophore features.

If you have any questions about how to do things in DataWarrior please feel free to send them in.

DataWarrior2

All scientists working Chemistry need software tools for accessing, handling and storing chemical information, or performing molecular modelling and computational chemistry. There is now a wealth of open-source tools to help in these activities, however many are not as well-known as commercial offerings.

These workshops offer a unique opportunity for attendees to try out a range of open-source software packages for themselves with expert tuition in different aspects of chemistry.

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Upcoming DataWarrior workshop

 

The next RSC CICAG Open Source tools workshop is on 24 June and highlights DataWarrior, it will be given by Isabelle Giraud.

Registration is free and you will be sent login details at a later date. Register here https://cicag-open-source-tools-for-chemistry.eventbrite.com/.

DataWarrior combines dynamic graphical views and interactive row filtering with chemical intelligence. Scatter plots, box plots, bar charts and pie charts not only visualize numerical or category data, but also show trends of multiple scaffolds or compound substitution patterns. Chemical descriptors encode various aspects of chemical structures, e.g. the chemical graph, chemical functionality from a synthetic chemist’s point of view or 3-dimensional pharmacophore features.

If you have any questions about how to do things in DataWarrior please feel free to send them in.

DataWarrior2

All scientists working Chemistry need software tools for accessing, handling and storing chemical information, or performing molecular modelling and computational chemistry. There is now a wealth of open-source tools to help in these activities, however many are not as well-known as commercial offerings.

These workshops offer a unique opportunity for attendees to try out a range of open-source software packages for themselves with expert tuition in different aspects of chemistry.

Our aim is to have a once a month workshop, usually the third week of each month on Thursday (or within a day or two) you can find out more about the future workshops in the series and register using the link below.

Registration for these free workshops is now open https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-source-tools-for-chemistry-workshops-tickets-156431429617. (#OpenChem21)

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Open Source Tools for Chemistry Workshops:- GNINA

 

The latest in the Open Source tools for Chemistry, fantastic workshop using GNINA for docking.

GNINA 1.0 by David Koes. The use of docking to predict ligand binding to a receptor is now well established, this workshop will cover docking and structure-based virtual screening, with an introduction to the theory followed by practical examples. The slides for the Molecular Docking with GNINA 1.0 workshop are here and the Jupyter Notebooks are here.

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Open Chemical Sciences Workshops

 

All scientists working Chemistry need software tools for accessing, handling and storing chemical information, or performing molecular modelling and computational chemistry. There is now a wealth of open-source tools to help in these activities, however many are not as well-known as commercial offerings.

These workshops offer a unique opportunity for attendees to try out a range of open-source software packages for themselves with expert tuition in different aspects of chemistry.

Our aim is to have a once a month workshop, usually the third week of each month on Thursday (or within a day or two).

Registration for these free workshops is now open https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-source-tools-for-chemistry-workshops-tickets-156431429617. (#OpenChem21)

22nd July 2-4 pm (UK time) Charlotte Deane workshop on the OPIG (Oxford Protein Informatics Group) antibody modelling tools. https://www.blopig.com/blog/2020/09/what-can-you-do-with-the-opig-antibody-suite-v2-0/ The OPIG Antibody Suite? V2.0 is a collection of informatics tools and databases, including CoV-AbDab: the coronavirus antibody database https://academic.oup.com/bioinformatics/article/37/5/734/5893556.

19th August 2-4 m (UK time) Pat Walters Relay Pharm and http://practicalcheminformatics.blogspot.com an introduction to Cheminformatics, data analysis and machine learning. A hands-on workshop on building and validating ML models.
- Initial exploratory data analysis - ML model building - Model evaluation - Making predictions on a larger dataset

23rd September 2-4 pm (UK time) Rachel Skyner https://fragalysis.diamond.ac.uk/viewer/react/landing and https://twitter.com/rachaelskyner Web apps for fragment based drug discovery, fragalysis and more.

21st October 2-4 pm (UK time) Daria Goldmann https://www.knime.com KNIME workshop. KNIME Analytics Platform is the open source software for creating data science. Intuitive, open, and continuously integrating new developments, KNIME makes understanding data and designing data science workflows and reusable components accessible to everyone. Knime can be downloaded here https://www.knime.com/downloads .

16th November 3-5 pm (UK time) PDB https://www.wwpdb.org workshop to coincide with PDB 50th anniversary. The Protein Data Bank archives information about the 3D shapes of proteins, nucleic acids, and complex assemblies that helps students and researchers understand all aspects of biomedicine and agriculture, from protein synthesis to health and disease.

18th November 3-5 pm (UK time) Mol* https://molstar.org workshop, Mol* is a modern web-based open-source toolkit for visualisation and analysis of large-scale molecular data.

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Discovering quantum-mechanical simulations with CRYSTAL

 

Save the dates. More details coming soon on this virtual workshop.

MSSC2021 - Ab initio Modelling in Solid State Chemistry
Virtual Edition (New Users)
Discovering quantum-mechanical simulations with CRYSTAL
London (UK time), September 20-24,2021
Directors: S. Casassa - A. Erba - N.M. Harrison - G. Mallia

The week long school is designed for new users of CRYSTAL, PhD students, Post-Docs and researchers with interests in solid state chemistry, physics, materials science, surface science, catalysis, magnetism and nano-science. It will provide an introduction to the capabilities of quantum mechanical simulations and to the practical use of CRYSTAL.

CRYSTAL is a general-purpose program for the study of periodic systems. The code may be used to perform consistent studies of the physical and chemical properties of crystalline solids, surfaces, polymers, nanotubes and molecules. The CRYSTAL program computes the electronic structure, structural features, vibrational, magnetic, dielectric (linear and non-linear electric susceptibilities up to forth-order), elastic, piezoelectric, photoelastic, thermodynamic (Quasi-Harmonic Approximation) and transport properties of periodic systems, within Hartree Fock, density functional or various hybrid approximations (global and range-separated hybrids).

CRYSTAL17 for Unix/Linux/MacOSX is supplied as binary executables or object files for a number of supported architectures. Precompiled executables include sequential (crystal, properties) and replicated data parallel version (Pcrystal). The massive parallel version (distributed memory, MPPcrystal) is only supplied as object files

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Open Chemical Sciences Workshops

 

The videos for the first two workshops sponsored by LiverpoolChiroChem are now on the CICAG YouTube channel.

21 April Chemical Structure validation/standardisation (Greg Landrum) Possibly the most important step in model or database building is data curation, this workshop will deal with chemical structure validation and standardisation. https://youtu.be/eWTApNX8dJQ.

25th March ChimeraX (https://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimerax/) (Tom Goddard) Intro to ChimeraX for visualizing proteins, ligands and X-ray and electron microscopy maps. https://youtu.be/M2K72Kgk718.

The next workshops are

  • 27 May GNINA 1.0 (https://chemrxiv.org/articles/preprint/GNINA10MolecularDockingwithDeep_Learning/13578140) (David Koes) The use of docking to predict ligand binding to a receptor is now well established, this workshop will cover docking and structure-based virtual screening, with an introduction to the theory followed by practical examples.

  • 24 June Advanced DataWarrior (http://www.openmolecules.org/datawarrior/) Isabelle Giraud. The previous very popular introductory workshop brought DataWarrior to a new, wider audience, this workshop will highlight advanced features, macros and other topics that were brought up by users. So feel free to submit requests.

Registration is free and you will be sent login details at a later date.

Register here https://cicag-open-source-tools-for-chemistry.eventbrite.com/.

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Chemical Structure validation/standardisation (Greg Landrum) by Greg Landrum

 

The next CICAG Open Source tools workshop is coming up.

21 April Chemical Structure validation/standardisation (Greg Landrum) Possibly the most important step in model or database building is data curation, this workshop will deal with chemical structure validation and standardisation.

Registration is free and you will be sent login details at a later date.

Register here https://cicag-open-source-tools-for-chemistry.eventbrite.com/.

These workshops are sponsored by LiverpoolChiroChem.

Some pre-event details for the upcoming workshop

The workshop will be hands-on, so you'll get the most out of it if you have the most recent versions of the RDKit and the ChEMBL Structure Pipeline installed. You can download a conda environment specification here that will create a minimal environment which should have everything you need for the workshop. The conda environment uses python 3.7 since that's what's available on google colab, but you should also be able to use python 3.8 or 3.9 without problems; just change the python version spec in the environment file.

I'll be using a sample dataset from PubChem Substance: https://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubchem/Substance/CURRENT-Full/SDF/Substance000000001000500000.sdf.gz

If you have problems creating (or don't want to create) a local environment, I also created a notebook  in google colab which you can use. The cells at the beginning of this notebook install all required software and download the sample dataset: https://colab.research.google.com/drive/1p33LA610-8SS4p5-F1DrAlmB31T8F-KB?usp=sharing
Best, -greg

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Open-Source Tools for Chemistry Workshops

 

Over the years RSC CICAG have held workshops providing tuition for various software packages, because of the physical limitations these workshops had to be limited to around 50 attendees leaving us with a waiting list of folks who missed out. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic the meetings have been moved online allowing much greater access. The recent Open Chemical Science workshops had attendees from 45 different countries. There was considerable interest in including further workshops and so CICAG have started a monthly workshop series, each month a workshop will be held highlighting a particular package/resource.

The first four workshops are now organised, you can register here. These look to be very popular with registrations already up to 150 for the first workshop, which is three-fold higher than we could have accommodated in a physical workshop.

There are four two-hour sessions in this series which will be run on Zoom.

Registration is free and you will be sent login details at a later date.

Register here https://cicag-open-source-tools-for-chemistry.eventbrite.com/.

These workshops are sponsored by LiverpoolChiroChem.

The previous workshops are now available on the RSC CICAG YouTube channel.

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Open-Source Tools for Chemistry Workshops

 

Last year RSC CICAG held a five day conference entitled Open Chemical Science this online event proved to be enormously popular with attendees from 45 different countries. One feature of the meeting was a series of workshops highlighting a number of open-source software tools, these workshops are now available on the RSC CICAG YouTube channel.

There was considerable interest in including further workshops and so CICAG have started a monthly workshop series, each month a workshop will be held highlighting a particular package/resource.

The first four workshops are now organised, you can register here.

There are four two-hour sessions in this series which will be run on Zoom.

Registration is free and you will be sent login details at a later date.

Register here https://cicag-open-source-tools-for-chemistry.eventbrite.com/.

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Workshop on Open-Source Tools for Chemistry

 

Just a couple of notes for software installs prior to the event for those attending the free online Workshop on Open-Source Tools for Chemistry 9-13 November 2020.

Monday 13-30 to 15-30 Cheminformatics and Data Analysis using DataWarrior (Isabelle Giraud)

DataWarrior can be downloaded from here http://www.openmolecules.org/datawarrior/download.html

The training files can all be downloaded from here

Monday 16 - 00 to 18-00 Molecular visualisation using Pymol (Garrett Morris)

Software to install:

PyMOL via Conda:
Conda: https://www.anaconda.com/distribution/ or Miniconda: https://docs.conda.io/en/latest/miniconda.html
https://anaconda.org/psi4/pymol or https://omicx.cc/2019/05/26/install-pymol-windows/

PyMOL via MacPorts:
http://www.ub.edu/cbdd/?q=content/installing-pymol-macports
% sudo port install tcl -corefoundation
% sudo port install tk -quartz
% sudo port install pymol

PyMOL from GitHub: https://github.com/schrodinger/pymol-open-source

Tuesday 11 to 13-00 Chemistry in the cloud: leveraging Google Colab for quantum chemistry (Jan Jensen)

Participants should download Chrome and have a Google account
Participants should make sure they can access this page: https://bit.ly/37fIYbp.
Some basic degree of Python proficiency is required for the course

It would be great if participants could fill out this survey https://forms.gle/pjwsnJTb4X6QpiHK9 early enough to help me design the course

Wednesday 13-30 to 15-30 Accessing biological and chemical data in ChEMBL (Anna Gaulton)

Requires a modern web-browser (with javascript not blocked) such as Chrome/Safari

Thursday 16-00 to 18-00 Fragment based screening, XChem at Diamond (Rachel Skyner)

Requires Chrome web browser, if there is time Rachel would like to give an introduction to the new Python API, we can go through the installation at the workshop but you must have Anaconda installed.

Friday 11-00 to 13-00 An introduction to KNIME workflows (Greg Landrum)

Knime can be downloaded here https://www.knime.com/downloads

Registration This event will be free to attend but registration is required.

More details and registration can be found here https://www.rsc.org/events/detail/43180/workshop-on-open-source-tools-for-chemistry.

Last Updated 28 October 2020

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Workshop on Open-Source Tools for Chemistry

 

All scientists working in chemistry need software tools for accessing, handling and storing chemical information, or performing molecular modelling and computational chemistry. There is now a wealth of open-source tools to help in these activities; however, many are not as well-known as commercial offerings. This workshop offers a unique opportunity for attendees to try out a range of open-source software packages for themselves with expert tuition in different aspects of chemistry.

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The software packages will be presented over six two-hour sessions as follows:

09 November: 13.30 - 15.30 Cheminformatics and data analysis using Data Warrior (Isabelle Giraud) 09 November: 16.00 - 18.00 Molecular visualization using PyMOL (Garrett M Morris)

10 November: 11.00 - 13.00  Chemistry in the cloud: leveraging Google Colab for quantum chemistry  (Jan Jensen)

11 November: 13.30 - 15.30  Accessing biological and chemical data in ChEMBL (Anna Gaulton)

12 November: 16.00 - 18.00  Fragment-based screening, XChem at Diamond (Rachael Skyner)

13 November: 11.00 - 13.00  Interactive and automated chemical data analysis with KNIME (Greg Landrum)

Registration This event will be free to attend but registration is required.

More details and registration can be found here https://www.rsc.org/events/detail/43180/workshop-on-open-source-tools-for-chemistry.


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