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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24th November 2017

Young Modellers' Forum 2017

Nominations for the 10th MGMS Silver Jubilee Award (2017)

Nominations are now sought for the 10th 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.

9th MGMS Silver Jubilee Award (2016)

The MGMS is delighted to award the 9th Silver Jubilee Prize to Professor Sereina Riniker of ETH Zürich. Professor Riniker studied for her PhD at that same institution with Professor Wilfred van Gunsteren, and then spent some time working with Dr Greg Landrum at Novartis in Basel and the USA before returning to Zürich in 2014. This prize recognises her contributions to the development of the RDKit open source library for chemoinformatics and the GROMOS molecular dynamics program, and her ongoing research work on the applications of molecular dynamics in biomolecular systems

Young Modellers' Forum 2016 Prize Winners

Talk Prizes Poster Prizes
Richard Lewis
University of Cambridge

Joshua Meyers
Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)

Vladimiras Oleinikovas
University College London (UCL)
Julian Gaberle
University College, London

Fiona Naughton
University of Oxford

The programme and abstracts for YMF2016 are still available to view

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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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, 2017
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