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Workshop overview

*Please note registration is now closed for this event*

This free workshop is sponsored by the CCDC and hosted by Boston University on Tuesday March 12th 2019.

The workshop is relevant for users and non-users of the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD), and is designed to demonstrate how you can use structural data in your research. We will illustrate the value of nearly 1 million crystal structures in the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) and how you can search, visualize and analyze this wealth of structural data using our associated software. 

It is intended for beginner and advanced users alike and will include hands-on examples of our CSD-Materials and CSD-Discovery tools.

CSD-Materials focuses on solid form applications which help us understand how materials behave in the solid state.  These tools help answer questions surrounding intra- and intermolecular interactions, polymorph stability and supramolecular chemistry.  Hands-on examples of CSD-Materials tools will include Mogul, Full-Interaction Maps, Crystal Packing Feature Search and more.

CSD-Discovery focuses on drug discovery.  All scientists working in drug discovery need tools and techniques for handling chemical structure information and this workshop offers a unique opportunity to try several CSD-Discovery software tools and solutions. In this workshop, you will learn hands-on how to perform docking using the Genetic Optimization for Ligand Docking (GOLD) program as well as how to perform simultaneous pharmacophore searches of the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) and the Protein Data Bank (PDB) using the CSD-CrossMiner tool.

If you are not currently a user of the CSD, this workshop provides an excellent introduction into the many tools and features of the CSD software. 

This workshop will be split into two sections focusing on CSD-Materials and CSD-Discovery tools.  (CSD-Materials, CSD-Discovery, Both).


Workshop details

Date: Tuesday March 12th 2019

Time: 8.30 am - 3 pm

Cost: Free to attend

Who should attend? This workshop is suitable for both current users and non-users of the CSD and beginner to advanced level CSD users.

Venue:Rooms 106B &106C, The Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering, Boston

Parking: Click here to download a map of public parking on campus

Course speakers: Amy Sarjeant - General Manager, US, and Shiva Sekharan, Research Application Scientist.

Other information: Copies of the software and a demo license will be made available if you do not already have access on your own computer.  Please bring your own laptop or be prepared to share with a friend.  Unfortunately, we are unable to provide computers on the day of the workshop


More information including a full agenda and details of If you have any further questions regarding this workshop, please contact us at A more detailed agenda will follow.