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Dial-a-Molecule - Promoting Deployment of Statistical Methods in Chemistry

Dial-a-Molecule EPSRC Grand Challenge Meeting Invite:

Experimental Design - an essential skill for chemists. You are cordially invited to an event organised by the EPSRC Dial-a-Molecule Grand Challenge to develop a plan for training in statistical methods for chemistry within academia.

Dial-a-Molecule is an EPSRC funded Grand Challenge network addressing the challenge “How can we make any molecule (by an optimum route, in the desired quantity) in days rather than years”, by developing new ways of working to make synthetic chemistry more successful and versatile.

In one strand of the initiative, Dial-a-Molecule recognises the power of Statistical Design of Experiments and Principal Components Analysis. These approaches have already proved to be effective in a chemistry setting and are used to some extent in, for example, the pharmaceutical industry. However their potential is not fully appreciated or realised, particularly in academia. The network aims to stimulate increased education and deployment of the techniques, underpinned by strong collaboration between chemists and statisticians.

A community event that brings together key stakeholders in the area of chemistry and statistics will be held on 12th May at the Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, London. The event will start at 10:30 and close at approximately 4:00pm. Lunch will be provided. The objectives for the meeting include:

  1. Develop a common understanding of the value of statistical methods in chemistry research
  2. Identify key training gaps
  3. Explore funding opportunities
  4. Agree a plan for a pilot programme, reflecting stakeholder input

We would be delighted if you could join us to help shape the initiative. Please could you confirm your availability, together with any dietary requirements for the lunch by return to this email (L.S.Coles@soton.ac.uk) by Friday 3rd May 2014.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes,

Gill Smith, David Fox and Susanne Coles

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