BAGIM is an active community of Boston area scientists bringing together people from diverse fields of modeling and informatics to impact life and health sciences. BAGIM strives to create a forum for great scientific discussions covering a wide range of topics including data management, visualization, computational chemistry, drug discovery, protein structure, molecular modeling, structure-based drug design, data mining, software tools, and the sharing of goals and experiences. Our community is made up of participants from academia, government, and industry whose goal is to engage in the discussion of science involving a synthesis of theory and technology. Discussions sponsored by BAGIM are targeted to the needs and interests of informatics scientists, computational chemists, medicinal chemists, and statisticians. BAGIM also provides opportunities for networking within these disciplines as well as an arena for the dissemination of information of specific interest to the membership.

Friday, November 7, 2014

BAGIM Event: ChEMBL Roadshow, December 5th at 1pm at Vertex

Dr. John Overington and Dr. George Papadatos of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory will present a series of topics, including an introduction to the ChEMBL bioactivity database, how it can be used in drug discovery, accessing it via SQL, KNIME, and local virtual machines, and SureChEMBL, which includes structural patent data.

The presentations will begin at 1pm on December 5th on the 9th floor of building 1 at the Vertex site in Boston (50 Northern Avenue), and will likely run 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Vertex is a short 12 minute walk from South Station via Atlantic and Northern Avenues, or take the Silver Line bus from South Station to Court House Station and cross Northern Avenue. Parking is available in the Pilgrim Parking Fan Pier parking garage beneath the building.

BAGIM is sponsored by OpenEye Scientific Software, Schrodinger, Chemical Computing Group, ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Vertex Pharmaceuticals,and ChemAxon.

Please RSVP  so that we may get an attendee count and register you with security. See you there!

Monday, September 22, 2014

BAGIM Event: Dr. Mark Murcko Thursday October 30th at 5:30pm

Dr. Mark Murcko will present "Predicting Binding Free Energies: Problem Solved?" at 5:30pm at the Harvard Faculty Club on Quincy Street in Cambridge, MA. Social hour with pizza and appetizers will follow at 7pm at the Uno Pizzaria & Grill, 22 John F. Kennedy Street in Cambridge, a seven minute walk. 

Please feel free to join us for this talk and if you plan to join us for social hour afterwards, please RSVP.

BAGIM is sponsored by OpenEye Scientific Software, Schrodinger, Chemical Computing Group, ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Vertex Pharmaceuticals,and ChemAxon.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

BAGIM Fundraising Request

We are currently reaching out to pharmaceutical, biotech, software, and other companies that may wish to sponsor our professional group.  Please download our fundraising letter, which we would be grateful for you to pass along to senior managers in your respective companies for consideration.  If you are able to do so, you may also optionally let Anna Kohlmann know who you have reached out to for our records.  Thank you very much for your help in keeping the group active and successful! 

Friday, July 25, 2014

BAGIM Event: Dr. Pat Walters September 10th, 2014 6:15pm

Dr. Pat Walters will present "The Evolving Role of Modeling and Informatics in Drug Discovery - An Opinionated Perspective" at 7 pm following pizza and soft drinks at 6:15 pm. Refreshments and the lecture will be held in the 9th floor auditorium of the Vertex One building at 50 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210. 

Everyone interested is welcome, but we would like you to register for the event so we can have a head count for food, and to help us with building security. Please register at this evite link to indicate you are coming. Thank you!

Friday, June 20, 2014

New BAGIM group on LinkedIn

One of the best ways to keep up with BAGIM is to joined the LinkedIn BAGIM group.  We have recently had to relocate the group within LinkedIn to clear up some permissions issues - it should make joining and following the group quick and easily done.  Please join us there

Friday, June 13, 2014

New BAGIM officers and meetings in 2014

After a short hiatus, the Boston Area Group for Informatics and Modeling (BAGIM) has elected a new set of officers and is planning an updated lecture series starting in the fall of 2014.  The new officers are 

Anna Kohlmann, Chair
Georgia McGaughey, Program Chair
Anthony Arvanites, Treasurer
Mike Bower, Communications

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