2nd Open Babble

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Open Babel Workshop


Apply before Apr 22nd to attend the 2nd Open Babble, a hands-on Open Babel workshop presented by Open Babel developers Chris Morley, Tim Vandermeersch and Noel O'Boyle. This will take place on July 5-6 2011 at the Unilever Centre in the Dept of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK.

This is the first ever users' workshop for Open Babel, one of the most widely used cheminformatics toolkits. Open Babble presents a unique opportunity to learn how to make the most of Open Babel, whether you are interested in using for converting file formats, writing scripts to analyse molecular structures, or developing your own chemistry software.

The workshop will start on the afternoon of the 5th July, and finish on the evening of the 6th. By attending this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to speedup searching and filtering of molecular databases
  • How to get the most from the Open Babel GUI
  • What are the main classes and methods in the Open Babel library
  • How to use Python to write scripts that automate common tasks
  • How to write and compile a C++ program that uses Open Babel
  • How to create a new plugin for Open Babel
  • How to create a user-defined molecular fingerprint
  • How to combine Open Babel with other Open Source cheminformatics toolkits
  • What other software exists that uses Open Babel

Only 20 places are available at the workshop so apply now to attend. The registration fee will be €70 for academics, and €220 for industry attendees. This includes one lunch and dinner, but does not include accommodation.

We also note that sponsorship opportunities are available.

To apply to attend, email [email protected] before April 22nd with the following information:

Name: _______________
Position: ______________ (e.g. PhD student)
Address: ___________________
Email: _________________
Registration fee: €70/€220
Reason that you should be selected to attend (max three sentences):
Topics you would like covered: ____________________________________________

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