May 27, 2010

The 2nd ChEBI workshop: Call for Participation

The NanoPutians:  Synthesis of Anthropomorphic MoleculesThe second Chemical Entities of Biological Interest (ChEBI) workshop will be held at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) in Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, UK on the 23rd and 24th June 2010. The full provisional schedule (including registration page) for this workshop is now available. Speakers at the workshop include:

There will also be several discussion sessions on the future evolution of the ChEBI project. Training will be provided including using ChEBI for research purposes and submitting your chemicals to ChEBI for annotation. We (the ChEBI team) hope to welcome you to Hinxton in June.


  1. Image of The NanoPutians taken from: Chanteau, S., & Tour, J. (2003). Synthesis of Anthropomorphic Molecules: The NanoPutians The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 68 (23), 8750-8766 DOI: 10.1021/jo0349227

October 14, 2008

Open Access Day: Why It Matters

Open Access Day 14th October 2008Today, Tuesday the 14th of October 2008, is Open Access Day. Like many others, this blog post is joining in by describing why Open Access matters – from a personal point of view. According to the wikipedia article Open Access (OA) is “free, immediate, permanent, full-text, online access, for any user, web-wide, to digital scientific and scholarly material, primarily research articles published in peer-reviewed journals. OA means that any individual user, anywhere, who has access to the Internet, may link, read, download, store, print-off, use, and data-mine the digital content of that article. An OA article usually has limited copyright and licensing restrictions.” What does all this mean and why does it matter? Well, in four question-and-answer points, here goes… (more…)

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