Event Calendar

Upcoming Events:

Scilligence Events: 

Scilligence Fall Workshop: Efficiently Handle Macromolecules with Modern Informatics
Monday, October 22, 2018
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
MassBio (300 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA 02139)

Workshop Overview: 

In drug discovery R&D, scientists have struggled to represent complex macromolecules in their informatics systems, forcing them to use various inefficient approaches that included multiple nomenclatures and textual descriptions. Lack of industry-wide standards created many challenges when exchanging data internally and externally. HELM (Hierarchical Editing Language for Macromolecules) notation, the open biomolecular representation standard, has solved this problem by providing a means to represent various types of complex macromolecules (e.g. nucleotides, proteins, antibodies, and antibody-drug conjugates) including the ones that contain unnatural amino acids or nucleotides/nucleosides. This workshop will focus on the advancements in handling these diverse entities as well as areas of future improvement and development.

About Scilligence and HELM:
HELM was originally created by Pfizer scientists and later made open source by the Pistoia Alliance, a global alliance of life science companies, vendors, publishers and academic groups with the mission of increasing innovation in the field of life science research. Scilligence was selected by Pistoia Alliance in a competitive process to develop the HELM Web Editor. The HELM Web Editor greatly decreased technology dependencies and increased the ease-of-use as well and furthered the standardization of in HELM notation. Since the release of the HELM Web Editor, Scilligence continues to make developments that address challenges in handling macromolecules, such as features for ambiguity and HELM monomer library management. Scilligence’s unique Cartridge that supports both chemistry and biology, made it possible for Scilligence to incorporate HELM in all of its solutions.

About Scilligence’s R&D Informatics Workshops:
Twice a year Scilligence invites guest speakers to share their experiences with informatics and discuss future innovation. Join us for a Fall workshop focused on informatics for macromolecules and enjoy inspiring presentations, lunch, networking, and raffles. Scilligence will also fill you in on new advancements and upcoming features in our informatics solutions.


[10:00-10:30] Registration & Coffee
[10:30-10:45] Rajeev Hotchandani, Scilligence – Introduction and Welcome
[10:45-11:05] Tianhong Zhang, Pfizer – HELM: Past, Present, and Future
[11:05-11:25] Tony Yuan – Introduction to HELM and Scilligence’s Development Efforts
[11:25-11:45] Yohann Potier, Novartis – Building a Registration System for Chemically-Modified Oligonucleotides
[11:45-1:15] Lunch, Raffle, & Networking (Provided by Scilligence)
[1:15-1:35] Jeff Milton, Ionis Pharmaceuticals – Building Large Large-Molecule Databases:  A Case Study in Drug Discovery
[1:35-2:15] Panel Discussion: Expert Advice for HELM Implementation
Tianhong Zhang, Pfizer
Yohann Potier, Novartis
Jeff Milton, Ionis Pharmaceuticals
Tony Yuan, Scilligence
[2:15-2:45] Jinbo Lee, Scilligence – What’s New and Upcoming in Scilligence’s Informatics Platform
[2:45-3:00] Raffle and Closing Remarks

*We will provide a link to a live stream for attendees who want to attend remotely. 


Webinar: Integrated Informatics for Drug R&D
Thursday, October 25, 2018
2:00 – 2:45 PM

Spring R&D Informatics Workshop SD: Integrated Platform for Internal and External Collaborations
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Farmer & The Seahorse (10996 Torreyana Road, #240, San Diego, CA 92121)


Scilligence will be attending the following conferences:

Pistoia Alliance Annual USA Conference 2018
October 10, 2018
8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Hilton Boston Back Bay (40 Dalton Street, Boston MA 02115)

Global Pharma R&D Informatics & AI Congress
October 29 – October 30, 2018
Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow (London, United Kingdom)


*Contact kroman@scilligence.com for webinar recordings. 

Past Events

14th Annual SABPA Pacific Forum and 7th SABPA Bio-Partnering: September 29, 2018; Boston Marriott Cambridge, Cambridge, MA

BIT’s 16th Annual Congress of International Drug Discovery Science and Technology-2018 (IDDST-2018): August 16-18, 2018; Boston Marriott Cambridge, Cambridge, MA

256th ACS National Meeting & Exposition: 
August 19-23, 2018; Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA (Exhibit Booth #819)

Boron in the Americas Conference (BORAM) 2018: June 26-30, 2018; Boston College Campus, Boston, MA

Lunch and Learn: June 12, 2018; UConn TIP, 400 Farmington Avenue Farmington, CT 06032

17th San Diego BioPharma Conference & 6th Pacific Bio-Partnering: June 9, 2018; Hilton Del Mar, 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014

SAPA-NE Annual Conference: June 2-3, 2018; MIT E51, Tang Center, Wong Auditorium at 2 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day (MALSI) Day: May 31, 2018; Harvard
Club of Boston, 374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston (Table #8)

Chinese American BioMedical Association (CABA): May 19, 2018; Boston Marriott Newton, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466

Bio-IT World Conference: May 15-17, 2018; Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA

7th annual Advances in Chemical Sciences Symposium: May 4, 2018; Royal Sonesta, Cambridge, MA

The Asia Pharma R&D Leaders Summit 2018 ( APRDL 2018 ): April 17-18, 2018, Shanghai, China

The BMCS Mastering MedChem IV: 4th RSC-BMCS symposium on mastering medicinal chemistry: March 14, 2018; Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Webinar: Explore Scilligence SDMS:  February 28, 2018

Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference: February 11-16, 2018; Moscone South Convention Center, San Francisco, CA (Booth #802)

Lunch and Learn: Optimizing Virtual Project Plan to Deliver a Clinical Candidate: December 1, 2017; MassBio Conference Room, 300 Technology Square, 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139

R&D Informatics Innovation Workshop: November 16, 2017; MassBio Conference Room, 300 Technology Square, 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139

Webinar: Scilligence ELN: Collaboration Made Easy: October 25, 2017

Pistoia Alliance US Conference 2017: October 10, 2017; Hilton Boston Back Bay, Boston, MA

GINAS October 2017 Meeting: October 11, 2017; United States Pharmacopeia Headquarters, Rockville, MD

Webinar: Explore Scilligence Inventory: Sample Management and Safety Compliance: July 13, 2017

World Preclinical Congress: June 12-16, 2017; The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA

Bio-IT World Conference and Expo: May 23-25, 2017; Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA

R&D Informatics Insights: Workshop and Networking Event: May 22, 2017; MassBio Conference Room, 300 Technology Square, 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139

Webinar: Advanced Informatics for ADCs: April 26, 2017

253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition: April 2-6, 2017; San Diego, CA (Booth # 1716)

Webinar: Transforming the College Lab: February 22, 2017

Uptrends in Informatics: December 6, 2016; MassBio Conference Room, 300 Technology Square, 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139

Webinar: Integrated Lab Informatics Solutions for Operation and Cost Efficiency: October 12, 2016

Scilligence Inventory at World ADC San Diego: October 12, 2016; 333 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

251st ACS National Meeting & Exposition: March 13-17, 2016; San Diego, CA (Booth # 1306)

Integrated Informatics Platform: From Small Molecules to Biologics & Beyond: April 4, 2016; MassBio Conference Room, 300 Technology Square, 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139

Informatics Workshop: Integrated & Nimble Platform for Virtual Companies to Large Biotech: November 19, 2015; MassBio Conference Room, 300 Technology Square, 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139

11th German Conference on Chemoinformatics (GCC 2015): November 8 to 10, 2015; Fulda, Germany

10th AFMC International Medicinal Chemistry Symposium: October 18-21, 2015; ICC Jeju, Korea

250th ACS National Meeting & Exposition: August 16-20, 2015; Boston, MA

Drug Discovery & Therapy World Conference 2015: Jul 22-25, 2015 (in attendance); Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA

World Preclinical Congress: Jun 15-17, 2015 (in attendance); Westin Waterfront, Boston, MA.

Resources for Innovators-A Supplier Expo & Pitch EventJun 9, 2015; Mass Innovation Labs, 675 West Kendall Street, Cambridge, MA

BioIT World Conference & Expo 2015April 21-23, 2015; Seaport World Trade Center, Boston MA.

Informatics Workshop: Data-Driven Discovery from ScilligenceApril 21, 2015; MassBio Conference Room, 300 Technology Square, 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA