• CCDC announces third data and software release of 2019

    Advancing structural science on multiple fronts

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  • CCDC announces the formation of a new Scientific Advisory Board

    CCDC has formed a scientific advisory board to help expand and support increased generation of new insights through high quality research

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  • Reviewing the impact of one million crystal structures

    In a new review, coinciding with the millionth structure being added to the CSD, researchers from the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) have highlighted the incredible impact this database has had on the scientific fields of Physics, Chemistry and Biology since its inception. This success of the crystallographic community in sharing data has been fundamental to advances in the structural sciences. The future of the database also looks to be strong, as the demand for big data, machine learning and the design of new materials with tailored properties continues to increase.

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  • The past, the present, the future

    We are delighted to announce that today we have launched our new logo as part of our plans to refresh our visual identity.

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  • Machine Learning partnership to accelerate discovery of novel drugs

    CCDC and Pharmacelera combine virtual screening and machine learning expertise to help scientists accelerate drug discovery

    Barcelona and Cambridge, UK, 26th June 2019. The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) and Pharmacelera have reached an agreement to perform a joint research project to reinforce the results obtained by structure-based in-silico technologies via ligand-based tools. GOLD, CCDC’s docking software used to identify small molecules binding a therapeutic target and PharmScreen®, Pharmacelera’s flagship software, that identifies novel candidates by reference to the properties of known ligands, will be used together to improve the quality of virtual screening campaigns.

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  • Big data leads the way for structural chemistry

    The Cambridge Structural Database reaches one million structures, leading the way in structural data to inform drug discovery and materials development


    Cambridge UK, 6 June 2019.  CCDC (The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre), world-leading experts in structural chemistry data, software and knowledge for materials and life science research and application, today announced a huge milestone for structural chemistry with the addition of the millionth structure into the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD).

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  • 2019 CCDC Prize Winner: Dr Sihai Yang – The University of Manchester

    The CCDC is delighted to report that the winner of the 2019 edition of the CCDC Chemical Crystallography Prize for Younger Scientists is Dr Sihai Yang from the University of Manchester.

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  • The CCDC announce the launch of polyhedral visualisation software

    Driving deeper scientific insights from structural chemistry through novel visualisation capabilities 

    The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC), world leading providers of structural chemistry data and insights for materials and life sciences, have announced an update to their Mercury software, a widely adopted solution for crystal structure visualisation, exploration and analysis.

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