Symposium to celebrate 10 years of the ChEMBL database

In 2019 we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first public release of the ChEMBL database. To recognise this important landmark we are organising a one-day symposium to celebrate the work achieved by ChEMBL during its first ten years, and look forward to its future.

Date: Tuesday, 8th October, 2019

Venue: Francis Crick Auditorium, Wellcome Genome Conference Centre, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SD, United Kingdom

Application opens: Monday, 8 April, 2019

Application deadline: Friday, 06 September, 2019

Contact: Kathryn Holmes, Fiona Hunter

Registration fee: Free, but participants are encouraged to bring a poster. Register here.

Full details here


Time Topic Presenter
09:00 Arrival, registration, coffee and poster session  
10:00–11:00 Welcome and overview of ChEMBL database with historical perspective and future goals
  • Janet Thornton (EMBL-EBI, UK)
  • John Overington (Medicines Discovery Catapult, UK)
  • Anne Hersey (EMBL-EBI, UK)
11:00–11:30 Activity cliff and analog series growth in ChEMBL over time Dagmar Stumpfe (University of Bonn, Germany)
11:30-12:00 Semantic integration of ChEMBL with internal and commercial databases at Janssen Herman Van Vlijmen (Janssen, Belgium)
12:00 – 12:30 Applications of ChEMBL in drug and probe discovery Brian Shoichet (University of California San Francisco (UCSF), US)
12:30-14:00 Lunch & poster session  
14:00-14:30 ChEMBL, White Tea and Grasshoppers Rita Santos (GSK, UK)
14:30-15:00 An automated SureChEMBL-based patent analysis tool to determine representative active ingredient structures Marina Garcia de Lomana (BASF, Germany)
15:00-15:30 Learning from the Past: Time Trend Analysis Reveals Important Aspects in Drug Discovery Barbara Zdrazil (University of Vienna, Austria)
15:30-16:00 Concluding remarks  
16:00-17:00 Celebratory birthday cake and drinks reception  
17:15 End of the Day