ChemSpider seminar at Drexel
Antony Williams, President of ChemZoo, will be giving a talk in the Chemistry department at Drexel on "ChemSpider – Weaving a Web of Chemistry". There should be plenty of time for an interactive session and discussion.
When: Thursday August 21, 2008 2:00-3:00 PM
Where: Disque 109 (32nd and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia)
Access to free chemistry resources is revolutionizing access to data and knowledge for both chemists and the public at an unprecedented rate. Whether the access be via Wikipedia articles, via the PubChem or Pubmed systems or any of the Open Access publishers there is an increase in the availability of information just a few keystrokes away. ChemSpider is a new resource to provide access to chemistry-related information and has been built with a structure-centric focus and the application of community-based curation to enhance the quality of public domain data. The ChemSpider platform presently holds information for almost 22 million chemicals and provides semantic links to over 130 different data sources. This presentation will provide an overview of ChemSpider, a vision of future directions and a hands on tutorial for how to use the system