I am the ChemConnector at ScienceOnline #scio12

15 Jan

This coming week I will be ScienceOnline 2012 representing my employer the Royal Society of Chemistry and our ChemSpider database. I will also have a book at the book table about Computer-Assisted Structure Elucidation , not exactly mainstream science but still something I am very proud of. I will be co-hosting two sessions…one on the semantic web with Kristi Holmes and one called Dealing with Data with Kaitlin Thaney. Both of these topics are part of my everyday role in my job, or part of personal projects I am involved with.

If any of you are attending ScienceOnline2012 or watching it via Twitter (for example), then you will likely see popping up as @ChemConnector.

If you want to know more about me I am on many of the Social Networks as listed below and actually am very passionate about teaching people about how to get into the Social Network as a scientist. My recent presentation on this is on Slideshare here.

If you are interested in hearing more about the ChemSpider database, a database of >26 million unique chemicals, sourced from over 400 data sources and linking many of these together on the web, then please comment on this post or email me directly at tony27587ATgmailDOTcom and if there is enough interest I will set aside some time to give a couple of demos in one of the rooms at the conference.

This weekend I have spent sometime helping to get some of the ScienceOnline attendees onto the ScientistsDB and they are presently adding/finishing their ScientistsDB pages:

Walter Jessen

Kristi Holmes

Bora Zivkovic

Sarah Chow

Sean Ekins


If you would like a page on ScientistsDB simply register here and then use this page to learn how to create an article. Ask me for help if you need it.

See you at ScienceOnline2012

SciMobileApps Wiki:
Amazon Author Page: Follow Link to Author Page
Google Scholar Citations Profile: Antony Williams Citations

About tony

Founder of ChemZoo Inc., the host of ChemSpider ( ChemSpider is an open access online database of chemical structures and property transaction based services to enable chemists around the world to data mine chemistry databases. The Royal Society of Chemistry acquired ChemSpider in May 2009. Presently working as a consortium member of the OpenPHACTS IMI project ( This focuses on how drug discovery can utilize semantic technologies to improve decision making and brings together 22 European team members to develop an infrastructure to link together public and private data for the drug discovery community. I am also involved with the PharmaSea FP7 project ( trying to identify new classes of marine natural products with potential pharmacological activity. I am also one of the hosts for three wikis for Science: ScientistsDB, SciMobileApps and SciDBs. Over the past decade I held many responsibilities including the direction of the development of scientific software applications for spectroscopy and general chemistry, directing marketing efforts, sales and business development collaborations for the company. Eight years experience of analytical laboratory leadership and management. Experienced in experimental techniques, implementation of new NMR technologies, walk-up facility management, research and development, manufacturing support and teaching. Ability to provide situation analysis, creative solutions and establish good working relationships. Prolific author with over a 150 peer-reviewed scientific publications, 3 patents and over 300 public presentations. Specialties Leadership in the domain of free access Chemistry, Product and project management, Organizational and Leadership development, Competitive analysis and Business Development, Entrepreneurial.
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