Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society


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.

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- 25th-27th November 2015

Exploring Mechanisms in Biology Theory and Experiment


-27th November 2015 - Young Modellers' Forum 2015 - Programme

8th MGMS Silver-Jubilee Prize (2015)

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 8th 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.

Young Modellers' Forum 2014 Prize Winners

Talk Prizes Poster Prizes
Lewis Smeeton
(University of Birmingham)

Michael Limb
(University of Bristol)

Nicholas Firth
(Institute of Cancer Research)
Ioanna-Danai Styliari
(University of Nottingham)

Kathryn Kellett
(University of Hertfordshire)

The programme and abstracts for YMF2014 are still available to view

About the MGMS

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.

Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society, 2015
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