We are excited to be hosting this year's US UGM on October 17th at the Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia. 

The day promises to be jammed packed with updates on CCDC's product strategy and roadmap for 2020, future plans for consortia, and discussions around the poignant topic of machine learning in the acceleration of research and development. We will also be encouraging all attendees of the meeting to provide feedback and suggestions for future development of CCDC tools and services.



10.00 – 10.30     Arrival, registration & refreshments


10.30 – 10.35     Welcome & CCDC update (Carmen Nitsche, GM, CCDC Inc)


10:35 – 11.05      Accelerating science through data and machine learning (Pete Wood, Senior Product                                                  Manager, CCDC)

The CSD has passed 1 million crystal structures during 2019 - a significant achievement  for the scientific community representing a tremendous resource of structural chemistry knowledge. Here we will discuss:

  • the impact of 1 million crystal structures
  • the growth of machine learning in chemistry
  • applications and directions of ML with the CSD


11:05 – 11:20     CSD 1M snapshot one (Judith Currano, U. Penn)

One of our invited speakers from the recent CSD 1M Symposium with a reprise of key highlights


11:20 – 11.45     Driving success for CCDC customers (Jonathan Betts, Director of Business Development, CCDC)

Enabling customer success at CCDC, customer and proposition update:

  • new customers
  • recent survey feedback and actions
  • CFC, CSP and protein storage consortia


11:45 – 12.00    CSD 1M snapshot two (Neysa Nevins, GSK)

One of our invited speakers from the recent CSD 1M Symposium with a reprise of key highlights


12:00 – 13.30     Lunch, networking and product showcases


13:30 – 14:00     Product and technology strategy (Pete Wood, Senior Product Manager, CCDC)

The CCDC has implemented a new product management framework designed to interface more closely with our customers’ evolving needs. This session will cover:

  • customer and market engagement
  • the 7 key themes informing product development
  • how our technology architecture is being transformed to support more rapid, scalable deployment


14:00 – 14:15      CSD 1M snapshot two (Jen Werner, Georgetown University)

One of our invited speakers from the recent CSD 1M Symposium with a reprise of key highlights


14:15 – 15:45        Product roadmap and future directions - All

This session will provide an overview of the CCDC product roadmap with discussion on upcoming projects and potential future research including:

  • CSP Databases and landscape analysis
  • Protein-ligand storage
  • Porous materials
  • Data linking
  • Co-crystal design
  • Solubility prediction
  • CSD KNIME nodes
  • Particle analysis


15:45 - 16:00     Wrap up  (Carmen Nitsche)

16:00 – 17:00     Drinks reception


Your input is essential to ensure our product development strategy is in-line with what really matters in academia and industry, so it would be great to see you there and gain your input and expertise!

Please email hello@ccdc.cam.ac.uk if you would like to attend this meeting.