CUP XX - Santa Fe | March 10-12, 2020

Posted by OpenEye Scientific on Nov 14, 2019 6:30:32 PM

Registration for the event is now open! Click here to register.

CUP XX will be held at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe, NM, March 10-12, 2020.  

CUP is OpenEye's annual scientific meeting held in Santa Fe, NM where we bring together top Scientists, Customers, Users, and Programmers in the industry to discuss the challenges in drug discovery. 

There is no charge to attend the event, however, seats are limited so register early.

See details below for Hotel and Transportation information. 

Preliminary Agenda

Monday, March 9, 2020

  • Afternoon Pre-CUP Session:
    • Hands-on sessions in our cloud platform Orion, including latest features

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

  • Morning | Afternoon Sessions:
    • OpenEye Updates:  Progress in large-scale search, cloud-computing, polymorph prediction, gpu-computing, cheminformatics, molecular dynamics, small molecule and protein modeling.
    • Orion platform demo's including early-looks into our new work in data visualization, bioinformatics and formulations.  

  • Keynote: Frank Brown Industry Perspective -  Richard Law, Evotec
  • Poster Session

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

  • Morning Session:
    • Grid Convolutional Neural Nets
  • Afternoon Session:
    • Perspectives on Drug Design from small companies
  • Levinthal Lecture: Ed Griffin, Medchemica

Thursday, March 12, 2020

  • Morning Session:
    • Reaction planning and prediction
  • Afternoon Session: 
    • Massively parallel MD and its applications
  • Conference Dinner

Friday,  March 13, 2020

  • Post-CUP Event :
    • Molecular Dynamics in Orion

Fifth Annual “Penny J. Gilmer Grants” for Women Graduate Students & Post-docs

To encourage women starting out in our field, OpenEye is awarding several travel grants (reimbursements for transport and hotel) to female graduate students or post-docs in the US or Canada wishing to attend CUP and present posters or talks.

These grants are named for Penny J. Gilmer, PhD,  who was the Nancy Marcus Professor Emerita of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University prior to her passing earlier this year on September 19. Penny was our CEO’s original academic mentor and was the first woman hired as tenure-track faculty at FSU’s Chemistry Department. She was recognized by several organizations for her work as both a scientist and advocate, including the National Science Foundation, the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, and the American Association of University Women. In 2008, she was chosen as a Fellow of the Association for Women In Science for her dedication to supporting women in science and engineering.

To apply, please contact Beatrice Montoya with your proposed topic. Awards will be finalized by the end of January.

Hotel Reservations

The meeting will take place at the La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe, NM. We have a block of rooms reserved at a special rate of $149 per night. Reserve your room online to ensure you get the conference rate or call 800-523-5002 and give them the special group code 966434


Fly into either Albuquerque International Sunport or Santa Fe Municipal Airport.

From Albuquerque International Sunport: Car rentals are available at the airport. The Sandia Shuttle Express leaves directly from the airport and makes several stops in downtown Santa Fe.

From Santa Fe Municipal Airport: Car rentals from Enterprise Rent-a-Car and Budget are available at the airport. Roadrunner Shuttle to downtown Santa Fe is also available within the airport.

Please note: there are no taxi companies with locations at the Santa Fe airport. Service is available through Uber or Lyft. 

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