DeepChem Minutes 4/21/2022

DeepChem Minutes

India/Asia/Pacific Call

Date: April 21st, 2022

Attendees: Bharath,


Bharath has been primarily working with students this week.

No other participants attended so Bharath ended the call early.

Americas/Europe/Africa/Middle East

Date: April 22nd, 2022

Attendees: Bharath, Peter, Aryan, Stanley, Abhishek


Bharath gave the same update as previously,

Peter has been mainly reviewing GSoC applications as well.

Aryan has been working on some fixes to documentation.

Stanley has been working on setting up Ray with DeepChem. Stanley has also been working with the DeepChem bioinformatics group on protein transformers.

Abhishek has mostly been reviewing GSoC applications.

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DeepChem Bioinformatics Call

Date: April 25st, 2022

Attendees: Bharath, Paulina, Stanley


Bharath has been working on the huggingface/deepchem bridge.

Paulina reached out to the Kipoi developers and heard back about the status of the project.

Stanley has been chatting with David about protein transformers.

We had a discussion about the potential for genomic transformers and where we see potential biological applications. Read about Big Bird for reference.

Paulina and Stanley said they would start gathering some resources on the deepbio issues and other tools that could be used.