We are also grateful to the following companies for generous provision
of tools: OpenEye,
|Welcome to the home of the Cheminformatics group
at the School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana
Bloomington, Indiana. Cheminformatics (also know as chemoinformatics
and chemical informatics)
is the branch of informatics dealing with all aspects of the
representation and use of chemical structures and related information
on computer. Its techniques are widely used in pharmaceutical and life
sciences research, and it is closely linked with bioinformatics.
Our group is a leading center in the U.S. for cheminformatics education
and research, and is the only center we know of offering a range of
formal qualifications in
cheminformatics. For more information about cheminformatics at Indiana,
please contact David
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offer programs to suit a wide range of educational needs in
cheminformatics. The highest level is the Ph.D.
(cheminformatics track), a three to five year program aimed at
preparing you for a career in cheminformatics in academia or industry, with a strong focus on research.
in Chemical Informatics
is a professional degree targeted at those with backgrounds in
chemistry, life sciences or software engineering who would like to
specialize in cheminformatics. Finally, the Graduate
Certificate in Chemical Informatics
is a distance education program, aimed at professionals and academics
who want to learn the essential techniques of cheminformatics but who
do not have the time to take a full M.S. or Ph.D. course. We also host
a variety of workshops and educational events. If you would like to
talk more about the options available, please get in touch.
David Wild's site
have a lively and rapidly expanding research program
in cheminformatics with an emphasis on multidisciplinary collaboration
and tackling the big challenges of cheminformatics. M.S. and Ph.D.
students have the chance to be actively involved in our research from
the start. Research areas include integration of
cheminformatics and bioinformatics; cyberinfrastructure, the
semantic web, and Web 2.0 for cheminformatics; advanced predictive
models, computational toxicology, chemical spaces and data mining. Along with Indiana's Community Grids Labs,
we were recently been funded by the NIH to be one of six
Centers for Cheminformatics Research: for more information on this see
the center ChemBioGridwebsite.
We are also supported by Elil Lilly for the development of aggregative
data mining methods for drug disovery. For more information about our
research, including recent presentations, see our Cheminformatics Wiki and David Wild's Website.
program at Indiana University provided with me with the skills and
experience necessary to enter the workforce. With a background in
chemical research before starting at Indiana, I was only prepared for a
small segment of the industry. At Indiana, I had the opportunity to
learn new tools to apply to chemical information, such as database
design and language, programming, data curation, usability testing, and
human-computer interaction. I was also able to collaborate with other
students on projects in which we built tools to handle chemical data,
and to work on my own project for my thesis " Combinatorial Study of a
Purine-based Computational Library and the Effects of Cisplatin
Binding". The experience at Indiana University was well worthwhile, and
the faculty was highly motivated and keen to work with the students,
providing an exciting and nurturing environment. I would do it all
again if I did not have a California mortgage payment!" Leah Sandvoss, Chemical
Informatics M.S. alumnus and Information Scientist at Pfizer.