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An Introduction to PubChem for Life Scientists

This workshop was offered virtually on November 17, 2022.

Workshop Duration:  2 hours

Content Difficulty:  Beginner

Target Audience:

This workshop is designed for beginners or people new to finding chemical data on the NCBI website.

Workshop Description:

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, educators, clinicians, and more. 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

Please note:  This workshop is designed for life scientists without exhaustive training in chemistry. More advanced PubChem workshops will be available in the future.

Data Access Technology:  NCBI Website

NCBI Resources: 
PubChem Compound & BioAssay

Last Reviewed: November 1, 2022