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PIUG 2009 Boston Biotechnology Meeting

Sequence Searching and Beyond:
Build a Better Searcher, Build a Better Search

Overview | Program | Presentations (members only) | Accommodations | Travel | Workshops | Networking

Wednesday, February 11, 2009
8:00am - 4:30pm

Amgen Inc.
One Kendall Square, Bldg. 1000,
Cambridge, MA

Workshops

The following workshops are being offered in conjunction with the PIUG 2009 Boston Biotechnology Meeting. Please note:

 

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Time Workshop Instructor Location Registration
9:30am - 12:30pm

DWPI Chemistry Resource (DCR) and Supporting Databases

Jim Brown
FIZ Karlsruhe

Thomson Financial
22 Thomson Place, Bldg 11
Boston

On-line (req)
Free

11:30am - 12:30pm
Kamalakar Gulukota
GenomeQuest
Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel
On-line (req)
Free
1:30pm - 4:30pm

GENESEQ on STN (DGENE)

Rob Austin
FIZ Karlsruhe

Thomson Financial
22 Thomson Place, Bldg 11
Boston

On-line (req)
Free

 

 

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Time Workshop Instructor Location Registration
8:30am - 4:00pm

European Patent Office Workshop

Patrick Kools
Wolfram Meyer

Amgen
One Kendall Square, Bldg. 1000
Cambridge

On-line
Limited to 70
$300 prior to Jan 28
$350 after Jan 28

9:00am - 4:00pm

Sequence Searching on STN

Jim Brown, Rob Austin (FIZ-K)
Lora Burgess, Gin Eggerichs (CAS)

New Horizons Computer Learning Center
40 Summer Street, 3rd Floor, Boston

On-line (req)
Free

Workshop Details

Directions to Venues from the Hoteltop of page

Please note:

  • Each venue in the table above is linked to webbed information, including directions.
  • The directions below include local travel by "T", definitely the easiest way to traverse the city.
  • Click for the T maps and schedule.
AMGEN
One Kendall Square, Bldg. 1000
Cambridge
  • From the Marriott, turn left and walk 3 blocks northwest (away from Boston).
  • Turn right onto Hampshire Street and walk 1 block northwest (away from Boston)

Returning to the hotel:

  • From AMGEN, walk one block southeast (toward Boston) on Hampshire Street.
  • At Broadway, turn left and continue walking 3 blocks to hotel
New Horizons Computer Learning Center
101 Arch Street, Boston
The Summer Exchange Building, 3rd Floor
(enter at 101 Arch St. or 34 Summer St.)
  • From the Marriott, walk right and turn right onto Main Street.
  • Go west (away from Boston) 1 block to the T (red line).
  • Take the inbound T to Downtown Crossing.
  • Exit onto Summer Street.
  • Macy’s Department Store is directly across the street.
  • Enter where you see the Vinalia Restaurant and Lounge banner.

Thomson Reuters West
22 Thomson Place, Building 11
Boston, MA 02210-1212
617 856 4052

  • From the Marriott, walk right and turn right onto Main Street.
  • Go west (away from Boston) 1 block to the T (red line).
  • Take the inbound T to South Station.
  • Take Silver Line to Courthouse Station and exit.
  • The office is right next to the “T” Silver Line, Courthouse Station, and near the Children’s Museum.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

DWPI Chemistry Resource (DCR) and Supporting Databasestop of page
Tuesday, February 10
Thomson Reuters West, Boston
9:30am
Jim Brown (FIZ)
  • What is the DWPI Chemistry Resource (DCR)?
  • A tour through a typical DCR database record
  • Effective use of name, formula and other text search fields
  • Chemical structure searching in the DWPI Chemistry Resource
  • Navigating between DCR and DWPI patent family records
  • Refining DWPI Chemistry Resource retrieval using ROLES
  • Refining answer sets with DWPI Classification (DC), Manual Codes and IPCs
  • Tips for multi-file searching DWPI/DCR with other key STN databases
  • An introduction to Fragmentation Code generation using STN Express

This workshop features extensive hands-on practice time and is free-of-charge. Registration is required.

IP Search - It Takes More Than Contenttop of page
Tuesday, February 10
Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel
11:30pm
Dr. Kamalakar Gulukota (GenomeQuest, Inc.)

It is a common concern in the IP search community to worry about content in terms of the reliability of the database being searched. After all, you could be missing something by using an incomplete database. However, while reliable content is necessary it is not a sufficient condition to validate a good search. Using GenomeQuest, we will work through real life examples from diagnostics, antibodies and other fields to illustrate that in addition to reliable content, you also need the correct search algorithms and powerful analysis capabilities for accurate, reliable search results. The workshop will highlight some new features of GenomeQuest (content-related and interface-related) which will help expedite your IP sequence searches.

Registration is free-of-charge but required. Lunch will be served.

GENESEQ on STN (DGENE) and Supporting Databasestop of page
Tuesday, February 10
Thomson Reuters West, Boston
1:30pm
Rob Austin (FIZ)
  • Overview of the DGENE database
  • A tour through a typical DGENE record
  • Comprehensive searching using USGENE® and DGENE
  • The basics of conducting a BLAST sequence search
  • Getting the best out of BLAST advanced options
  • Post-processing BLAST search results using STN Express 8.x
  • FASTA-based GETSIM similarity searching
  • Small fragment sequence searching using GETSEQ

This workshop features extensive hands-on practice time and is free-of-charge. Registration is required.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

EPO Workshop: Meet and learn from life-science examiners from the European Patent Officetop of page
Thursday, February 12
Amgen, Cambridge
8:30am
Patrick Kools
Wolfram Meyer

Searching and examining applications in the area of life-sciences is a challenging task. Knowing how EPO experts approach the various issues will help you to better design your own search strategies and draft applications which are fit to be handled under EPO criteria!

In our one-day workshop we will pro-actively provide you with the strategy an examiner uses, from starting an in-depth search right through until completion of the search and the examination report. Join us on the journey of opening, reading, analyzing and successfully finalizing a report. This workshop will help you to understand the way this curious species - the EPO examiner - fulfils their task, so that you can file your next application as efficiently as possible. The workshop content is based upon some of the most popular presentations at the EPO's annual showcase of search expertise - the "Search Matters" seminar. Particular attention will be given to focusing upon the classic mistakes made by US applicants when submitting applications to the EPO, based upon differences in procedure and law between the USPTO and EPO.

Agenda (Detailed Abstract)
8:30am   Registration  
 
9:00am   Inside the mind of an EPO examiner  
Learn the search process used by the EPO examiner in the biotech area and better understand the examiner search report.
10:30am   Break  
 
11:00am   Unity of Invention  
Understand the view of the EPO on Non-unity and complex applications, and how it will affect the search strategy by the EPO examiner
12:00pm   Lunch  
 
1:00pm   Searching beyond patents  
Searching important non-patent databases (STN, PUBMED, Internet) in the life-science/biotechnology field
2:30pm   Break  
 
3:00pm   Classification codes jewels  
Learn how patent examiners use classification of inventions as a powerful search tool in finding biotech prior art (ECLA)
4:00pm   End  
 
Registration
  • $300 prior to January 28, 2009, then $350
  • Limited to 70 participants
Sequence Searching on STNtop of page
Thursday, February 12
New Horizons, Boston
9:00am
Jim Brown, Rob Austin (FIZ-K)
Lora Burgess, Gin Eggerichs (CAS)

In this session, learn how to most efficiently use the comprehensive biological sequence searching resources on STN.

  • Sequence Code Match Search in CAS REGISTRY
  • CAS Registry BLAST
  • Sequence search techniques for DGENE, PCTGEN, and USGENE
  • Techniques for combining a multi-file search

This workshop is free, but registration is required.

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