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.
NEXT EVENT - 28th March 2014:
Call for Nominations: 7th MGMS Silver Jubilee Award (2014)
To support postdoctoral and young independent researchers, and to recognise our Silver Jubilee, MGMS has established a Silver Jubilee Prize, awarded to outstanding young researchers in the field. Previous winners include Dr. Nick Besley, Dr. Graeme Day, Dr. Cherif Matta, Dr. Andreas Bender, Dr. Marcel Swart and Dr Lynn Kamerlin.
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.
The deadline for receiving nominations is 18th April 2014.
Young Modellers' Forum 2013 Prize Winners
The programme and abstracts for YMF2013 are still available to view
6th MGMS Silver-Jubilee Prize (2013)
We are pleased to announce that the 6th MGMS Silver Jubilee Prize has been awarded to Dr Lynn Kamerlin of Uppsala University. This award recognises her outstanding contributions to a wide range of problems in computational chemistry and biophysics. Competition for the prize was again very strong, but Dr Kamerlin's submission was truly outstanding. We congratulate her, and look forward to the continued success of the prize.
MGMS Graphics Prize 2012
The MGMS graphics prize is co-sponsored by Elsevier and the Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society (MGMS) for the best piece of artwork found in the annual volume of Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling. The primary criteria for the prize are the visual impact of the image and the scientific information that it conveys. The figures in all published papers are automatically considered for the prize and are judged by the two editors of the journal and a committee member of the MGMS.
We are pleased to announce that the winners of the 2012 MGMS graphics prize are Professor Andrew J. Hanson from the School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University and Sidharth Thakur from the Renaissance Computing Institute, North Carolina, USA for Figure 23 of their article entitled, "Quaternion Maps of Global Protein Structure" .
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.