Presenting at the ChemSpider Webinar Series

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Jan 8, 2024

In late 2023 Professor Simon Coles and Dr Samantha Pearman-Kanza were invited to present at the ChemSpider Webinar Series. These webinars were created as a free, three-part series for chemical scientists working with data, learn more about chemistry data today, what the future holds, and the current challenges and opportunities of digital chemistry data. The webinar series focused on how data is enabling research – the current challenges and examples and how a better future can be created using chemistry data. This series showcased current and planned initiatives to develop standards and tools, research infrastructures, and developing cultures to support Findable Accessible Interoperable Reusable (FAIR) chemistry data preparation, publication and reuse.

On the 17th November 2023, Simon presented for the second webinar: What does the future hold for digital chemistry? Simon’s presentation was entitled “Will an AI win a chemistry Nobel Prize and replace us” which looked at the part AI has played up to now in the Physical Sciences with a look to the future on how things are going to change moving forward.

On the 7th December 2023, Samantha presented for the third and final webinar: Challenges and opportunities for digital chemistry data. Samantha’s presentation was entitled “How can we combat heterogeneous, unfair and disparate data in digital chemistry?” and provided a whirlwind tour into a number of different areas that PSDI are working on:

  • Understanding the barriers and challenges to digital research.
  • Process recording, understanding what researchers actually want and how to choose the right tools for you to record your processes in the first place
  • The considerations needed for producing fully fair data, research and code

We would like to thank the organisers, sponsors and supporters of the ChemSpider Webinars.

You can find the proceedings of the ChemSpider Webinars and register for the on-demand recordings of each webinar online:

The slides from Simon’s PSDI talk are available here:
The slides from Samantha’s PSDI talk are available here:

If any of these topics resonate with you and you want to discuss them get in touch 🙂