Beilstein Bozen Symposium 2018 Information and Noise: Chemistry, Biology and Evolution Creating Complex Systems on 5-7 June 2018

The Beilstein Bozen Symposium 2018 on Information and Noise: Chemistry, Biology and Evolution Creating Complex Systems will be held on 5–7 June 2018, in the Hotel Jagdschloss Niederwald, Rüdesheim, Germany.

This symposium will address the chemical and information processes involved in the creation of complex systems. This covers areas of research where chemistry, physics, biology and informatics come together. It will examine not only current theories for molecular evolution – but will also cover transitions in information: from chemistry to biology to life; how do complex molecules arise; what defines a complex chemical system; systems biology, compartmentalization and networks; chemistry and information; evolutionary biology and minimum sufficient information for evolution to start; retrosynthesis (microbiology definition) of metabolic pathways.

Registration is open; please see our website for more details:

Talks will be on the 5th, 6th and 7th June. Traveling to and from on the 4th and 8th.

Speakers include:

Stefan T. Arold / King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Luca Cardelli / Microsoft Research
Irene Chen / University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Tim Clark / Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Lee Cronin / University of Glasgow, UK
Antoine Danchin / Institute of Cardiometabolism and Nutrition, Paris, France
Ken A. Dill / Stony Brook University, New York, USA
Andrew Ellington / The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Ramon Grima / University of Edinburgh, UK
Philipp Holliger / MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
Ulrich Kutschera / University of Kassel, Germany
Victor de Lorenzo / Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia, Madrid, Spain
Lara K. Mahal / New York University, USA
Thomas Ouldridge / Imperial College London, UK
Juli Peretó / Universitat de Valencia, Paterna, Spain
Doug Philip / University of St. Andrews, UK
Kepa Ruiz-Mirazo / University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain
Susan Stepney / University of York, UK
Ajit Varki / University of California, San Diego, USA
David H. Wolpert / Santa Fe Institute, USA

The Beilstein-Institut hosts this interdisciplinary symposium every two years. The secluded setting and the limited number of participants, provide a very convivial atmosphere for the ready exchange of thoughts and ideas. Please see our website for information about previous and other symposia:

There are still some slots available for poster presentations. Please see the website for more information.

The hotel is located on the Rheingau heights above Rüdesheim.  Rüdesheim is located ca. 50 km west of Frankfurt airport which can be reached by almost all airlines from Europe and Overseas. Travel by train is via Mainz and Wiesbaden to Rüdesheim.

We would be delighted to be able to welcome you there. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Martin G. Hicks, Ph.D.


The 2018 International Conference on Search, Data and Text Mining and Visualization on 23-24 April 2018

The  IC-SDV meeting takes place in Nice, France, on 23-24 April 2018 for an intensive two days. Venue is the Hotel Plaza in central Nice. The meeting provides an international forum for those in the field of advanced search applications, data and text mining, and visualization technology. The primary focus is on tools for intelligence and the meeting examines the requirements of specialists in scientific and technical information. A new focus is on Machine Learning, Machine Translation, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning in the area of Scientific Information. We decided to combine the topics of the ICIC and II-SDV-Meeting and we will run only one conference in Europe in 2018.

The meeting will be of interest to those who wish to update themselves and keep in touch with the leading edge of information search and analysis technologies; it features approximately 22 speakers for the two days. There will be an adjacent, focused exhibition to complement the conference programme and workshops on Sunday (22 April) and Wednesday (25 April).

For more information, please see:

Christoph Hazel, General Manager
Dr. Haxel Congress and Event Management GmbH
Liesingbachstr. 224 // 1100 Vienna // Austria


Applications Invited for CSA Trust Grants for 2018 – March 30, 2018 Deadline

The Grant Program was created to provide funding for the career development of young researchers who have demonstrated excellence in their education, research or development activities that are related to the systems and methods used to store, process and retrieve information about chemical structures, reactions and compounds. Applicant(s), age 35 or younger, who have demonstrated excellence in their chemical information related research and who are developing careers that have the potential to have a positive impact on the utility of chemical information relevant to chemical structures, reactions and compounds, are invited to submit applications.  Application deadline for the 2018 Grant is March 30, 2018.

CSA Trust Supports the 11th International Conference on Chemical Structures

CSA Trust Supports the 11th International Conference on Chemical Structures (

The CSA Trust is pleased to add its support to this prestigious and influential conference, and the call for papers is now open.

The conference also offers the opportunities for workshops, sponsorship and exhibiting products.

Please see the following PDF file for more details – 11th-ICCS-Slide.

Chemistry on Mobile Devices: Create, Compute, Collaborate – RSC CICAG one-day meeting

Wednesday 7 September 2016, Centre for Molecular Informatics, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
Mobile devices are now ubiquitous: it is estimated that there are over two billion smart phones and tablets in use globally, each with the computing power to handle most of a chemist’s needs. This meeting will explore the many ways that mobile devices could become the chemist’s essential companion, from consuming content to performing computational calculations, from electronic notebooks to devices accessing cloud-based resources, and much more. The meeting will be relevant for:
  • Chemists who currently use mobile devices and are seeking to expand and optimise their usage;
  • Chemists looking to get started with use of mobile devices for teaching and research in academia or industry;
  • Anyone interested in learning about the range of chemistry tools available for use on mobile devices.
For more information and booking details, please follow this link:

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