CBI Millennium Symposium:
"Start up to the 21st Century"

Established in 1981, the Chem-Bio Informatics (CBI) Association sponsored nearly two hundred meetings, such as lectures, seminars, workshops, and symposia on chemical computing, molecular biology, and informatics in the past two decades. All of these activities were financially supported by The CBI Company Association, whose members included the leading Japanese pharmaceutical, chemical, and computer companies. The planning group comprised leading scientists from universities, industrial laboratories, and national institutes, and the meetings were always freely open to the non-profit research society.

This association stimulated Japanese academic and industrial activities related to computer-aided drug design, protein engineering, structure-based biology, biochemical chips, biocomputing, applications of pattern recognition, artificial intelligence and the Internet, computational toxicology, and genomic technologies. From this April it changed its name to the Chem-Bio Informatics Society as a base for extending its activities. As its first step, the new Society is organizing the CBI Millennium Symposium, which will feature commercial technology advertising, invited lecturers, and poster displays of submitted papers. The symposium will be held from 26-28 July this year at The Japan Pharmaceutical Society Building in Shibuya, Tokyo (technical and product presentations on the 26th and invited lectures and poster sessions on the 27th and 28th). The topics will include the areas of large scale molecular computing, QSAR, recepter-ligand binding models, bioinformatics and genomic computing, informational and computing infrastructure for drug design and toxicology research, and emerging new technologies. Roughly 300 hundred participants a day are expected. The CBI Millennium Symposium, although small, is going to be one of the most influential scientific and technological meetings in Japan.

TheChem-Bio Informatics Society
Address:4-3-16-301 Yoga, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 158-0097 Japan
E-mail address: cbistaff@cbi.or.jp