Theme: Accelerating material science discovery with big data: 

The future of agricultural, pharmaceutical and energy storage materials and materials informatics.


This free online meeting is open to scientists who use or want to use data inspired insights to develop materials across all fields. With presentations from scientists in industry and academia, presenting their latest work using data and informatics to inspire better materials development.


Who should attend? Materials scientists, materials researchers, solid form scientists, researchers in MOFs, Catalysts, functional materials, product development scientists and anybody interested in advancing materials science research.


The Material Science meeting will be held over two days:

  • Tuesday 7th September 2021, from 3pm to 5pm (BST).
  • Wednesday 8th September 2021, from 3pm to 5pm (BST).


This is a virtual meeting - log in from anywhere and join the conversation.


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Tuesday 7th September

Understanding cocrystal formation: lessons learned from virtual cocrystal screening tools and CSP calculations

  • Dr Marta Dudek, Polish Academy of Sciences

First global analysis of the GSK database of small molecule crystal structures

  • Dr Leen Kalash, GSK

Digitally Enabled Workflows:  Accelerating the Molecule to Materials to Product Journey

  • Dr Bob Docherty, former Strategic Lead for Digital Design at Pfizer


Wednesday 8th September

Virtual Screening of Ligands for Homogeneous Catalysis using CSD-CrossMiner

  • Marc Short, The University of Leeds

Computational tools for the era of material informatics

  • Professor Lev Sarkisov, The University of Manchester

Organic Electronics from Structural Database: New Materials and Design Strategies

  • Dr Tahereh Nematiaram, The University of Liverpool


Our agenda is now full, but if you are interested in presenting your work using the CSD and CCDC tools at our future webinars or virtual events, email a brief ~150 word abstract to