User Meeting San Francisco 2017

ChemAxon’s 10th User Meeting in the US will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10th-11th, at the Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel, San Francisco, CA. The User Meeting will include presentations from ChemAxon users, partners and developers with opportunity to network with peers and meet with developers.



Plenty of opportunities for learning & networking

We strive to let you dive into ChemAxon news and learn about what we have to offer you. Our planned satellite meetings (on 10th April) will give you a unique opportunity to learn and use our tools. The general meeting aims to show you the hottest news from ChemAxon and interesting use cases from guest speakers. Lunches, breaks and social events will focus on networking to keep ideas flowing.

Monday, April 10th
We will start our meeting with satellite events. From 9 am you can go through a small drug design workflow on our hands-on workshop trying our newest tools. Parallel to this you can take part in our Biomolecule Forum; and from 4 pm we will discuss industry related topics in our round table session. If you are in town, please join us for a drink and a nice chat in the event hotel.
Tuesday, April 11th
First day of our user meeting, registration starts from 8.30 am. Program highlights user talks from Merck, Elsevier, Numerate and more.


EARLY BIRD TILL 17TH MARCH: If you register before the 17th of March, you can save 50% of the meeting fee: $250 for corporate attendees and $125 for academics.

After March 17th the cost of the 3 day User Meeting is $500 for corporate attendees and $250 for academics.

The cost includes satellite meetings on 10th of April, all breaks, lunches and the social programs.

ChemAxon Partner participation

ChemAxon technology isn’t just available from ChemAxon. We will hold a Partners’ lightning round session highlighting how our technologies compliment the products and services of our Partners.

Partners’ table-top exhibition: Throughout Tuesday and Wednesday, partners will be available at exhibition sessions where attendees can meet and find out more about partner products and services.

For more details on partners’ participation please contact János Fejérvári.


The Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel will host our User Meeting in San Francisco, CA. Please note that the hotel tends to fill quickly so reserve accommodation early. Book your room here to get the nicest price while staying in the Fog City.


Call for papers open

If you have examples of where ChemAxon is helping you solve problems and extend the reach of your research, please do submit a title and abstract during registration.

Getting there



Monday 10th

Starts at
8:30 am

Where? – Foyer of the Presidio room, on the first floor of the Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel. (Check out the floor plan here.)

9:00 am

Who should attend?

We invite all chemists and biologists as well as researchers from related fields to our hands-on training. The workshop will allow for people new to ChemAxon to get started with our applications, and also provide a deeper insight into our technology for more experienced users.

Topics covered

During this workshop we will cover a small discovery workflow which will involve the extraction of chemically relevant information from scientific papers, single molecule design in teams, registration of compounds as well as the usage of enumeration tools and molecule databases and will conclude in the processing of the resulting information in MS Excel. All steps will be carried out using ChemAxon’s latest tools, including but not limited to ChemLocator, Marvin Live, Compound Registration, the Plexus Suite and JChem for Office. Attendees will have a chance to discuss any practical and theoretical questions that come up during the session or in their everyday work with our application scientists and scientific consultants during and after the workshop.

Registration & Practical info

If you want to participate on the workshop at no extra cost to our User Meeting, please register here. For the registered workshop attendees ChemAxon will provide laptops with pre-installed software and example files. We advise to register and reserve the pre-installed laptops early; for those registering on the week before the training we cannot guarantee access to pre-installed laptops.

9:00 am

ChemAxon will have a whole-day forum about the software needs when working with biomolecules. Topics like data management and representation, registration, SAR analysis, collaboration, regulation, development and design workflows will be discussed and demonstrated. Closer topics of the forum will be communicated later. If you want to participate on the forum, please register here.
12:30 pm
3:30 pm

The refreshment break will take place in the Presidio I room on the first floor. (Check out the floor plan here.)

We will announce the Round Table Sessions during the break, and you will be able to pick your choice of discussion.

4:00 pm

We plan to create focused discussion groups around a couple of R&D IT related industry issues. The suggested topics for round table discussions will serve as starting point and the audience will guide the conversation. We will have moderators and technical people there to discuss topics in detail and answer questions.
Where? – Please gather in the Presidio I room (Check out the floor plan here.). We will start with an initial coffee break, and you will be able to pick the room and topic that interests you the most.

Suggested round table topics:
    1. Large companies’ challenges in R&D IT – infrastructural needs, handling of large data sets, collaboration with internal and external peers ~ Conversation Leads: András Volford, JChem Suite Product Owner and Karla Jarkovská, Plexus Connect & Instant JChem Product owner
    2. IT solutions in the cloud for small & mid companies (SME) – cloud and hosted technology in an environment where IT resources are bottleneck ~ Conversation Lead: Anna Tomin, Product Owner of ChemAxon Hosted Solutions
    3. Installation and Licenses – downloading, installing a software and then getting and maintaining a license could be painful. What would be the most convenient process for you? Did you experience really neat solutions for it that you liked the most? ~ Conversation Lead: Tamás Papp, ChemAxon Hosted & Cloud Solutions Product Owner
    4. User needs in cheminformatics – if you have a background in chemistry or biology, let us know where a software could be a big help for you. Workflows would be up for discussion, looking for possible software solutions to automate some of your processes. ~ Conversation Lead: Aurora Costache, Application Scientist

Tuesday 11th

Starts at
8:00 am

Where? – Foyer of the Presidio room, on the first floor of the Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel. (Check out the floor plan here.)

9:20 am

Right at the beginning we would like to give our audience a general understanding of ChemAxon’s available solutions and tools. We will briefly introduce all our available software. This way we will demonstrate how our tools connect to each other offering a solution for a number of problems. We will cover future development plans and also the introduction of the new members of our product portfolio.
9:50 am

In the breaks of the meeting you will have the opportunity to discuss ChemAxon products more in details at our demo stations, and chat with ChemAxon partners about their solutions.

10:30 am

Creating and designing compounds are highly important parts of any chemical research workflow, just like running calculations and predicting certain behavior or phys-chem property. This session will be built around Marvin JS and the connecting calculations and naming plugins. And user talks in this session from:

  • Elsevier – talking about Marvin JS implemented in Reaxys along with a couple of Calculation tools
  • Numerate – presenting Marvin JS’ role in their drug discovery platform
  • 11:25 am

    After capturing the chemical data, that is introduced in the previous sessions’ talks, scientists will need an interface where they can manage their data set. This session will focus on ChemLocator, Compound Registration, Instant JChem, Plexus Connect and Compliance Checker products.

    12:35 pm
    1:35 pm

    You can meet our partners at their table-top exhibits in the lobby of the meeting room any time during the User Meeting. But the first session after the lunch will be dedicated to our partners in the main program too. Our partners will give a brief overview of how they implemented ChemAxon tools and how they extend our solutions.

    2:15 pm

    This session will set ChemAxon’s large molecule handling capabilities in focus. We will introduce our Biomolecule Toolkit and the new editor, the BioEddie. The introduction will be followed by user presentations:
  • Merck – covering their Biopolymer Workbench project plans with BioEddie and Biomolecule Toolkit
  • IDBS – introducing the E-WorkBook with our Biomolecule Toolkit
  • 3:20 pm

    In the breaks of the meeting you will have the opportunity to discuss ChemAxon products more in details at our demo stations, and chat with ChemAxon partners about their solutions.

    4:00 pm

    This session will highlight some of ChemAxon’s most popular backend tools (like JChem PostgreSQL Cartridge and MadFast Similarity Search) and guest talks:
  • eMolecules – about integrating our JChem PostgreSQL Cartridge
  • 5:10 pm

    Contact us

    If you have any questions, comments or requirements about the ChemAxon User Meeting feel free to contact János Fejérvári.