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Barry Hardy
I am the Ferryman!
Interests: travel, learning, nanotechnology, knowledge management, reading, chemistry, good food, science, software development, movies..., virtual communities, informatics, my professional interests include virtual conferencing, research & development, drug discovery, robotics... other interests include soccer coaching
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I just received the news yesterday from Bill Winter that we have sadly lost Tony Sarko from this world. I would like to express first my sorrow and best wishes to his family and friends, and a message of sympathy from Switzerland to Syracuse. He will be missed. Tony was a key person in my life, a mentor who stepped in at a key turning point for me as a student, a stepping stone upon which I launched my scientific career, an influence I carry with me in my work and actions today. Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2018 at The Ferryman
I look forward to the interactions in Boston in coming days dedicated to innovation and particularly to our honouring JC Bradley and open science (which drives and accelerates our progress)! http://barryhardy.blogs.com/theferryman/2015/08/innovation-from-discovery-to-application.html Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Cheminfostream
The theme of the ACS meeting activities in Boston the next few days is one close to our values and current attention with Douglas Connect and our communities and partners: Innovation from Discovery to Application. I will present on a few of our initiatives on this innovation path at the meeting in Boston and will upload the presentations on the net (including here). Look forward to interacting in Boston or virtually! Barry Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at The Ferryman
The OpenTox Association has been founding and is initiating its initial working group and meeting activities. Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at Cheminfostream
Following up on the initial OpenTox project which was funded by the EU under FP7, OpenTox has developed as an open standards platform supporting application and infrastructure development in predictive toxicology and safety assessment. The OpenTox Association was founded 27 March this year as an international member-based non-profit association. Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at The Ferryman
We are offering bursary awards for attending the hands-on eCheminfo drug design workshops taking place in Milan (20-24 July) and Toronto (24-28 Aug) this summer. Candidates should complete the application form by 15 May: http://www.echeminfo.com/bursary-awards Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Cheminfostream
We are offering bursary awards for attending the hands-on eCheminfo drug design workshops taking place in Milan (20-24 July) and Toronto (24-28 Aug) this summer. Candidates should complete the application form by 15 May: http://www.echeminfo.com/bursary-awards Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at The Ferryman
Our close scientific co-workers Roland Grafstrom and Pekka Kohonen, have been awarded the scientific Lush Prize recognising their recent research achievements in advancing alternative testing methods, including with the bioinformatics analysis work done with us on ToxBank. Well done Roland and Pekka, and a well deserved honouring too! More information on the Lush 2014 Prize is located at: http://www.lushprize.org/2014-prize/2014-prize-winners/ Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at The Ferryman
eCheminfo Community of Practice Meeting, Baltimore, USA, 9-11 Feb 2015 Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at The Ferryman
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Join us at Johns Hopkins 9 -11 February 2015 to discuss anti malarial kinase inhibitor design, ADME and toxicity modelling, macromolecular target structure analysis and applying new quantum mechanics methods to drug design. http://www.echeminfo.com/events/drug-discovery-usa-2015 Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Cheminfostream
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Drug Design in India, Malaria Focus - we are taking the eCheminfo drug design workshop activities we have developed in Oxford in recent years to India in January. http://barryhardy.blogs.com/cheminfostream/2014/10/drug-design-in-india-malaria-focus.html Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at The Ferryman
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Drug Design in India, Malaria Focus - we are taking the eCheminfo drug design workshop activities we have developed in Oxford in recent years to India in January. The work will be hands-on using a variety of methods and software to design drug candidates with a focus on anti-malarial design. This will launch an expanded effort across partners in 2015 for the Scientists Against Malaria initiative. We are looking forward to teaming up with researchers in India and elsewhere with this collaboration development! More information on the program: http://www.echeminfo.com/events/drug-discovery-india Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Cheminfostream
On the 13 February 2015 we will hold an InnovationWell workshop at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore. The goal of the workshop is to discuss experiences, practices and solutions in drug development and translational medicine. Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at The Ferryman
The OpenTox USA 2015 program and site is open. http://barryhardy.blogs.com/theferryman/2014/06/echeminfo-workshop-will-apply-opentox-to-generating-evidence-on-potential-toxic-liabilities-in-anti-.html Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Cheminfostream
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I am pleased to announce the program for the OpenTox USA 2015 meeting which will take place 10-12 Feburary at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore. The goal of the meeting is to discuss and develop important components for driving 21st century approaches to safety assessment forward. We assume that collaboration driven by an open global platform and open standards will be a key success factor. Integrating heterogenous evidence supported by a common knowledge framework and ecosystem of tools and partners will enable practical application, judgements and decisions including industrial application and regulatory acceptance. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at The Ferryman
I am pleased to inform that we are commencing providing public acccess to the ToxBank Data Warehouse. Public access to the data warehouse may be requested using the form available at: http://www.toxbank.net/enquiries/request-data-warehouse-access Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Cheminfostream
I am pleased to inform that we are commencing providing public acccess to the ToxBank Data Warehouse. Public access to the data warehouse may be requested using the form available at: http://www.toxbank.net/enquiries/request-data-warehouse-access Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at The Ferryman
We are using this event page to upload some information - past and present - on the eCheminfo drug design workshop activities in Oxford, including our expansion of the workshop activity to negelected diseases. https://www.facebook.com/events/250406065166256/ Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Cheminfostream
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The upcoming eCheminfo workshop will apply a variety of computational methods to novel anti-malarial drug design. We will make use of OpenTox resources and applications in generating evidence on potential toxic liabilities in the decision making framework. More information is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at The Ferryman
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The Scientists Against Malaria (SAM) initiative was formed with the goal of designing novel drug candidates against malaria (http://www.scientistsagainstmalaria.net/). During its first phase participants progressed target selection and modelling, computational screening, biological materials and assay preparation, through to the completion of initial experimental testing in the laboratory. The project has been initially focused on parastic kinases as novel targets for the potential development of a new class of anti-malaria drugs. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at Cheminfostream
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The OpenTox Euro 2014 meeting takes place 22 - 24 September in Athens, Greece. The meeting will be co-sponsored by ToxBank and eNanoMapper. The theme of this year's meeting is industrial and regulatory application of predictive toxicology and includes sessions on read across, integrated testing strategies, systems biology, metabolism, nano safety, data resource management, visualisation and analysis. The meeting program will include reviewed abstracts for talks and posters and interactive workshop activities and knowledge café discussions. Information on the meeting including registration, abstract submission, and program and location information can be found at: http://www.douglasconnect.com/event/opentox-euro-2014 and on the meeting brochure: https://www.douglasconnect.com/opentoxeuro14_flyer.pdf Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2014 at Cheminfostream
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We are organising our next eCheminfo hands-on drug design workshop in Oxford running 21 - 25 July: http://www.douglasconnect.com/events/echeminfo-2014 Details on the program which we will run at St Hugh's College: http://www.douglasconnect.com/dd2014/echeminfo2014.pdf As in previous workshops the emphasis is on problem solving, practical hands-on use of methods and software applied to drug design problems, and working together throughout the week. This year we will offer a neglected disease case study focus expanding on the initial collaboration activities of the Scientists Against Malaria initiative. We plan to try to develop and test most promising designs and predictions as workshop followup. Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2014 at The Ferryman
It is an exciting time for me as I am finally now able to move into our third phase of innovation that you may recall my discussing in meetings past e.g., within InnovationWell. We have worked with you and many others to patiently develop the foundations of trust, community and collaboration, and now we enter heady and challenging days of developing the innovation ecosystem. I hope you will be able to participate in the partnerships and startups to be launched in coming months and years! We are about making solutions really work through co-working. In this respect I must personally vouch that the folks at Leadscope have been an excellent partner that have helped advance the ToxBank data management and analysis infrastructure building upon OpenTox as a world leading innovative platform. They have not just talked, they have actually done things, and consistently! In this context I am very happy to announce our full committment and collaboration to advancing the area of in silico and in vitro testing as supported by the new FDA regulations for non-active ingredients in drug formulations. This is truly a revolutionary step forward in our field of computational science in terms of regulatory acceptance. We will hold a first event in Basel April 30 (see below), but can also arrange further face-to-face and virtual events to discuss developing this area further as an emerging best practice. I look forward to our further discussion! Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at The Ferryman
The OpenTox Euro 2014 meeting takes place 22 - 24 September in Athens, Greece. The meeting will be co-sponsored by ToxBank and eNanoMapper. The theme of this year's meeting is industrial and regulatory application of predictive toxicology and includes sessions on read across, integrated testing strategies, systems biology, metabolism, nano safety, data resource management, visualisation and analysis. The meeting program will include reviewed abstracts for talks and posters and interactive workshop activities and knowledge café discussions. Information on the meeting including registration, abstract submission, and program and location information can be found at: http://www.douglasconnect.com/event/opentox-euro-2014 Abstracts for consideration for the speaker program should be submitted by 30 April. Early registration is open through 31 May. On behalf of the OpenTox Euro 2014 Organising Committee, we look forward to seeing you in Athens, Dr. Barry Hardy (Douglas Connect) and Assoc. Prof. Haralambos Sarimveis (National Technical University of Athens) Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at The Ferryman
We are holding the next eCheminfo community of practice hands-on drug discovery workshop in Oxford, 21 - 25 July. http://www.douglasconnect.com/events/echeminfo-2014 Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Cheminfostream