Welcome to the Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society (MGMS) website. The society was formed in 1981 to bring together scientists working in different fields of study (such as chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and computer science) that have a common interest in molecular modelling and graphics. The MGMS is a charity run by volunteers (both from academia and industry) who also have a keen interest in the subject. The society's core activities involve the organising of conferences relevant to its community, as well as developing and encouraging scientists at the start of their careers. Anyone with an interest in the subject field can join, and members receive discounts on conference/courses that are organised by the society.
Call for Nominations: 9th MGMS Silver Jubilee Award
To support postdoctoral and young independent researchers, and to recognise our Silver Jubilee, the MGMS established the Silver Jubilee Award. This is awarded to outstanding young researchers in the field.
Nominations are now sought for the 9th MGMS Silver Jubilee Award. All aspects of each candidate’s contributions to the field of molecular modelling and related areas (covering computational molecular science, including the development of methods, scientific hypotheses and insights, research presentations, patents, software and algorithms) may be considered by the Award Committee.
MGMS Co-opted Committee Member, Prof. David Winkler, wins the ACS Division of Chemical Information Herman Skolnik Award
Prof Dave Winkler, CSIRO, Australia, has been selected to receive the 2017 Herman Skolnik Award. For his seminal contributions to chemical information in the development of optimally sparse, robust machine learning methods for QSAR and in leading the application of cheminformatics methods to biomaterials, nanomaterials, and regenerative medicine. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to and achievements in the theory and practice of chemical information science and related disciplines.
Further details on the nomination and Prof David Winkler may be found on the ACS Division of Chemical Information web site
The MGMS committee would like to pass on their warmest congratulations to Dave.
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8th MGMS Silver-Jubilee Prize (2015)
We are delighted to announce that the 8th MGMS Silver Jubilee Prize has been won by Dr Peter Kolb of the Philipps-University, Marburg, Germany. Dr Kolb’s work focuses on the computational prediction of ligand selectivity and its exploitation to modulate the activity of G protein-coupled receptors and kinases. Dr Kolb will receive a prize of £500 and a commemorative glass tankard.
Young Modellers' Forum 2015 Prize Winners
The programme and abstracts for YMF2015 are still available to view
The MGMS organises around 3-6 meetings per year. They can range from one-day meetings on a specific topic, to a multi-day international conference on a broader subject field, such as "Biomolecular Simulations." Our community has a broad range of interests in the field of molecular simulations and graphics, including the modelling of biological systems, graphical representations of molecules, bio- and chemoinformatics, small molecule modelling, method developments, as well an interest in new computer architecture development.
The MGMS supports scientists at the start of the career through a number of initiatives. The Young Modellers' Forum (YMF) is a free one-day conference which runs towards the end of each year, and provides the opportunity for research students to present their work - either as a talk or a poster - to audiences with an interest in the field. The MGMS also sponsors events organised by other societies, providing the organisers with a number of student bursaries, thereby enabling students to attend the conference. The MGMS silver-jubilee prize, which was set-up to commemorate our 25th anniversary, recognises a post-doctoral scientist, who in only a few years has demonstrated significant scientific impact.
In conjunction with Elsevier, the MGMS publishes the Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling. The journal is published 8 times a year and is devoted to high quality practical and theoretical papers on the use of computers for the investigation of molecular structure, function and interaction.