Web 0.0/1.0/2.0/3.0 and Chemical Information

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Elizabeth Brown from the Binghamton University Libraries presents on "Web 0.0/1.0/2.0/3.0 and Chemical Information" on October 21, 2010 as a guest lecturer for Jean-Claude Bradley's class on Chemical Information Retrieval at Drexel University. An analogy to art is made to illustrate the differences between these communication platforms.

ChemInfo 2010 Class2

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Jean-Claude Bradley delivers the lecture for the second class of Chemical Information Retrieval 2010 at Drexel University on September 30, 2010. This is mainly an overview of using Beilstein Crossfire, SciFinder and ChemSpider to find chemical properties.

Bradley Research at Drexel Chemistry MiniSymposium 2010

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Jean-Claude Bradley presents a condensed version of ongoing work in his laboratory at Drexel University. Topics covered include Open Notebook Science for malaria drug discovery, the Ugi reaction and the ONS Challenge, a crowdsourcing initiative to collect non-aqueous solubility measurements. Some recent work on using web services to leverage these datasets is also discussed.

Technology and Students: Mix, Match or Miss?

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Jean-Claude Bradley presents on "Technology and Students - Mix, Match or Miss?" at the Villanova Teaching and Learning Strategies Symposium on May 13, 2010. Topics covered include screencasting, wikis, games and Second Life, with a particular focus on student response to these technologies.

Education 2.0: Leveraging Collaborative Tools for Teaching

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Jean-Claude Bradley presents at the Drexel E-Learning 2.0 Conference on March 25, 2010. The talk covers the educational uses of screencasting, wikis, blogs, games, Google Spreadsheets and Second Life.

UPenn Library Open Notebook Science Talk Jan2010

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Jean-Claude Bradley presents "Open Notebook Science and other Science2.0 Approaches to Communicate Research" at the University of Pennsylvania Library on January 21, 2010. The introduction covers recent examples of where the sharing of laboratory notebook information in chemistry on the blogosphere has been key to resolving ambiguous results in the traditional literature. Other examples illustrate the inability to assess contradictory data in the literature simply because insufficient...

Molecular Representation, Similarity and Search

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Rajarshi Guha presents at the final fall 09 Chemical Information Retrieval class at Drexel University on December 3, 2009. The audio for the first 45 seconds is a little off but the rest is fine. Implicit and explicit molecular representations in 1D, 2D and 3D formats are introduced. Approaches to quantifying molecular similarity using fingerprinting are discussed, such as the Tanimoto index. The relevance of these methods to drug design in terms of virtual screening and QSAR is explored....

Cheminfo Retrieval Class 8th FA09

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This is the lecture from the 8th Chemical Information Retrieval class at Drexel University on November 12, 2009. It starts with a demonstration of how to use of ChemSketch and Chemspider to display and manipulate chemical structures, especially those with complicated stereochemistry. Technical issues with using SMILES between the two platforms are addressed, as are optimization of 3D structures and inverting chiral centers. Microsoft Paint is used to process screen captures to images that...

Cheminfo Retrieval Class Six FA09

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This is the lecture from the sixth Chemical Information Retrieval class at Drexel University on October 29, 2009. It starts with a review of some of the new questions answered by students from the chemistry publishing FAQ, which covers patent information and accessing electronic journals at Drexel. Tony Williams submitted a puzzle to resolve conflicting structures in ChemSpider, which is too difficult to be a regular assignment. It requires re-analyzing spectroscopic data in papers where...

Cheminfo Retrieval Fifth Class FA09

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The fifth Chemical Information Retrieval class at Drexel University on October 22, 2009 started out with covering the new 3D structure viewer introduced recently at PLoS ONE to provide ideas for students doing a multimedia project this term. The current student answers to the chemistry publishing FAQ are then discussed. The reason for removing glatiramer acetate from ChemSpider is explained and a few databases (Wikipedia, PubChem, DrugBank) are visited that still contain the incorrect...