MiniSymposium Bradley Lab 2011

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Jean-Claude Bradley presents a 15 minute summary of current research in his lab on September 29, 2011 at the Drexel University Department of Chemistry Faculty Mini-Symposium. The main project discussed is the Open Melting Point Collection done in collaboration with Andrew Lang and Antony Williams. Work by Evan Curtin is also shown, demonstrating the application of melting point and solubility in reaction design.

ChemInfo2011-class2

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Jean-Claude Bradley presents the second lecture for Chemical Information Retrieval at Drexel University for Fall 2011 on September 30, 2011. The talk covers finding chemical property data on free and commercial databases, including Reaxys, SciFinder, ChemSpider and Google. An example is shown where an incorrect melting point for diazepam on the web and Reaxys was identified by carefully reading the original article. The use of Google Apps Scripts and other web services are covered....

ChemInfo2011-class1

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Jean-Claude Bradley presents the introductory lecture for Chemical Information Retrieval at Drexel University for Fall 2011 on September 23, 2011. Examples are given to demonstrate how difficult it can be to find and assess chemical information such as melting points. An overview of the class wiki is then given.

Bradley SLA Talk on Open Melting Point Collections

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Jean-Claude Bradley presented at a panel on New Forms of Scholarly Communication in Science at the Special Libraries Association meeting on June 15, 2011. The talk covered the role of trust in science, with a focus on the validation of melting point data. Where the literature was unable to reconcile measurements, Open Notebook Science was used to clarify. The collection of an Open Dataset of melting point measurements for 20,000 compounds was described as well as ongoing curation efforts...

Breast Cancer Coalition talk on Open Notebook Science

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Jean-Claude Bradley presents "Accelerating Discovery by Sharing: a case for Open Notebook Science" on May 1, 2011 at the National Breast Cancer Coalition Annual Advocacy Conference in Arlington, VA. First a few examples are provided which show how a lack of transparency in science can retard progress by creating ambiguity. Demonstrations of the use of Open Notebook Science in malaria research, solubility and other chemistry related applications then follow. Examples of web services...

University of the Sciences Open Chemistry Talk

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Jean-Claude Bradley presents on "Open Education in Chemistry Research and Classroom" at the University of the Sciences on January 11, 2011. The talk covers screencasting, wikis, chemical information validation, Open Notebook Science and smartphones.

Mirza PhD defense on the Ugi reaction for anti-malarial screening

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Khalid Baig Mirza defends his Ph.D. thesis at Drexel University on December 6, 2010 (advisor JC Bradley). He first discusses Open Notebook Science and his contribution to the sodium hydride oxidation controversy. Then he describes the UsefulChem project, involving the use of the Ugi reaction as an approach to synthesizing new anti-malarial agents, including a few unexpected side reactions and challenges. Finally he presents an overview of the ONS Solubility Challenge and its application to...

Nanoinformatics Talk on SMIRP and Open Notebook Science

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Jean-Claude Bradley presents on "The implications of Open Notebook Science and other new forms of scientific communication for Nanoinformatics" at the Nanoinformatics 2010 conference on November 3, 2010. The presentation first covers the use of the laboratory knowledge management system SMIRP for nanotechnology applications during the period of 1999-2001 at Drexel University. The exporting of single experiments from SMIRP and publication to the Chemistry Preprint Archive is then described...

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.