Artificial Intelligence in Chemistry


Friday, 15th June 2018


Royal Society of Chemistry at Burlington House, London, UK



Registration is open


Twitter hashtag - #RSC_AIChem


Downloads and Links
Online registration - for payment by card
Registration form - for payment by bank transfer or cheque


First announcement and call for abstracts

Abstract template - closing dates are 31st January (oral) and 13th April (poster)

Bursary application form - closing date is 3rd May

Directions to the venue
RSC website


Artificial Intelligence is presently experiencing a renaissance in development of new methods and practical applications to ongoing challenges in Chemistry. We are pleased to announce that the Biological & Medicinal Chemistry Sector (BMCS) and Chemical Information & Computer Applications Group (CICAG) of the Royal Society of Chemistry are organising a one-day conference entitled Artificial Intelligence in Chemistry to present the current efforts in applying these new methods. We will combine aspects of artificial intelligence and deep machine learning methods to applications in chemistry.


Outline Programme
The programme will include a keynote lecture from a key opinion leader in the field, followed by a number of talks and flash poster presentations throughout the day.


Who should attend

This meeting will be of interest to scientists of any level of experience from academia and industry.

Call for Papers

Applications for oral and poster presentations are welcomed. Posters will be displayed throughout the day and applicants will be asked if they would like to provide a two-minute flash oral presentation when submitting their abstract. Closing dates are 31st January for oral and 13th April for poster submissions.


Download an abstract template here.

Confirmed Speakers

Molecular de novo design through deep learning

Ola Engkvist, AstraZeneca, Sweden


Nadine Schneider, Novartis, Switzerland


Marwin Segler, BenevolentAI, UK


Scaling de novo design, from single target to disease portfolio

Willem van Hoorn, Exscientia, UK


Registration and Bursaries
Registration is open, and please follow these links:

- Online registration - for payment by card
- Registration form - for payment by bank transfer or cheque


Registration fees are:
120 RSC member
145 Non-member
  90 RSC student* member
100 Student* non-member
* Student is undergraduate or post-graduate, not post-doc
Member is a paid-up member of the RSC. A late fee of 30 will apply to payments received from 11th May onwards.

A number of RSC-BMCS and RSC-CICAG student bursaries are available up to a value of 250, to support registration, travel and accommodation costs for PhD and post-doctoral applicants studying at European academic institutions. The closing date for bursary applications is 3rd May.  Download a bursary application form here.


There will be a small, relevant trade exhibition the charge is 500 including one full delegate.  The exhibition will be held in the same rooms as the catering (refreshments and lunch) and posters, and the exhibition package will include:
- chair and table
- electrical access and wi-fi access.
- the option to include a promotional page for your organisation in the delegate handbook

Those companies wishing to have a trade stand should apply early to avoid disappointment as space is limited.  The exhibition fee of 500 includes one full delegate's attendance.


Delegate pack inserts may be booked at 150, comprising no more than two pages of A4 fixed together.


Cancellation Policy
In the event of cancellation before 1st June 2018, 80% of the fee paid will be refunded. Cancellations must be received in writing. Refunds will not be possible after that date although substitutions are possible at any time.

In the unlikely event of cancellation of the meeting, fees paid will be refunded in full. Registration acknowledgements will be sent within two weeks.

Venue and Travel
Library, Royal Society of Chemistry at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA, UK.   Directions to venue.

Situated in central London, the RSC is easily accessible by public transport, and close to Green Park tube station.


This first symposium is organised by the RSC BMCS (Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Sector) and the RSC CICAG (Chemical Information and Computer Applications Group).  Sponsors are sought to support the low registration fees offered for this first event.



Organising Committee
Nathan Brown, BenevolentAI (chairman)
Phil Jones, University of Dundee
Chris Swain, Cambridge MedChem Consulting


Secretariat Contact
Maggi Churchouse, 3 East Barn, Market Weston Road, Thelnetham, Diss IP22 1JJ, UK
Telephone: +44 (0)1359 221004


To register an interest and to be notified when registration is open, please e-mail the Secretariat.


Registration is open



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