Bioinformatics Training and Education Program

An Introduction to PubChem for Life Science

An Introduction to PubChem for Life Science

 When: Jun. 22nd, 2023 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learning Level: Any

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  • Where: Online Webinar
  • Organized By: NCBI
  • Presented By: Alexa Salsbury (NCBI)

About this Class

Scientists and educators from many different fields need to find and understand chemical data to perform their work. As such, understanding PubChem, the world’s largest collection of freely accessible chemical information, is a powerful skill for researchers, clinicians, and more. For educators, using PubChem in the classroom can facilitate active learning and exploration related to chemistry principles. In this workshop, participants will have access to NCBI experts and be introduced to the functionality of the PubChem Database.

In this online, interactive workshop, we will learn:

  • Best practices of searching in PubChem
  • Where to find molecular and chemical safety information
  • How to use the PubChem Sketcher to find information about your chemical structure
  • How to find a possible inhibitor for your gene

Note: This workshop is designed for life scientists, including educators and students, without exhaustive training in chemistry. Additionally, materials used for this workshop will remain available after the course for your use in research projects and curriculum development. More advanced PubChem workshops will be available in the future.

Due to curricular and technical limits, we’ve capped the number of spots to provide the best workshop experience. If you register to apply, you will be notified of your application status approximately 2 weeks before the scheduled event.

We recommend having access to a stable internet connection and modern web browser on a laptop or desktop computer to be able to successfully participate in the hands-on exercises.

Please see our FAQs page for more information and if you still have questions about the NCBI Outreach Events program or this specific workshop, email us at .