Category Archive: science apps

Feb
02

Science Online day 2 Hip Hop and day 3 Health apps

“New York, New York, Big city of dreams, everything in New York ain’t always what it seems” – Melle Mel ..circa 1980’s   rewind…that should be “Raleigh. Raleigh, Big city of science, Everthing at scio13, aint always what it seems”   Who needs to go to the big Apple or some other metropolis for a …

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Jan
29

Preparing for Leading scientists towards openness

Since Antony Williams has introduced us as moderating a session at Science Online 2013 here are some more thoughts to get ideas going and some insight. Some slides to get you thinking and stoke discussion are here . Firstly why are we doing this? Last year there was some great discussion on open notebook science …

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Jan
25

ODDT getting some visibility in the rare disease community

Just issued.. an interview in Rare Disease Report with Alex Clark and myself on Open Drug Discovery Teams. We were very honored to be asked to answer some questions by James Radke and Peter Ciszewski and tell the community about ODDT. This is the kind of interiew that works for me, we are not cast as …

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Jan
08

Cheminformatics workflows using mobile apps

To follow up yesterdays blog on the “Incorporating Green Chemistry Concepts into Mobile Chemistry Applications and Their Potential Uses” paper we now have a new paper in Chem-Bio Informatics Journal, called “Cheminformatics workflows using mobile apps” (with Alex Clark and Antony Williams). This is a Japanese peer reviewed journal and has its papers freely available – …

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Jan
07

Incorporating Green Chemistry Concepts into Mobile Chemistry Applications and Their Potential Uses

January begins very nicely with a collaborative paper (with Alex Clark and Antony Williams) on green chemistry in mobile apps being published in the very first issue of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. Even better, it appears to be freely accessible (!), is mentioned on the cover (see image) and is currently top of the download list. …

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Jan
03

Talks at upcoming ACS in April

To quickly follow the last blog of 2012…I was a little backlogged in December and wanted to highlight the talks coming at the ACS in April but just did not get chance to. Another bumper meeting with 6 talks highlighting lots of collaborative projects on Tuberculosis (models, TB mobile), Data quality, repurposing, etc..look forward to …

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Dec
23

Follow up on 2012 rare disease goals and plans for more open science in 2013

Its been a very collaborative year. Last year I set out some goals for myself in 2012 on the rare disease front and I figured I should take stock. So here are the goals and what has happened. 1. Write grants to fund rare disease researchers to develop products. + Written an STTR for Phoenix Next (and …

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Nov
29

Partnering for Cures 2012 – one innovator presentation at a time

Last year, attending the Partnering for Cures meeting had a huge impact on me. I did not realize it at the time, but one 1:1 meeting with Jill Wood from Jonah’s Just begun made the meeting. This year we were back and we were selected to talk about everthing we had done on rare diseases in the …

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Nov
05

Why is it difficult to publish on disruptive strategies?

Nearly a year ago a few collaborators had written some ideas down on what we thought could be disruptive strategies to remove bottlenecks in drug discovery. We submitted the paper to Science. As I blogged back in March, the paper was reviewed and rejected. I even posted the email trail. We respectfully did not agree with the …

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Nov
01

Immediate justification for cloud-based cheminformatics apps

Last week I found myself in New Jersey participating in a discussion between TM Forum and Pistoia Alliance attendees about a topic of interest to many informatics scientists – how can we go from creating a mobile App store to a cloud-based life science R&D information ecosystem. While I am probably limited in what I can say my …

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