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Chemistry and Nature

  As the Great Big Green Week (UK) draws to a close, so does EMBL-EBI’s own Sustainability week. The Wellcome Genome Campus held events in the areas of recycling, energy use, and biodiversity. The ChEMBL team was keen to get involved and we developed our own Nature Trail event highlighting some of the bioactive compounds from the flora and fauna found on-site, and elsewhere. Our favourite examples include the sensation of mint and chilli and the glorious smell of rain! The full Nature Trail can be made available for external Public Engagement events upon request . Databases, such as ChEMBL , are large stores of structured data, including genetic, biological, and chemistry data for life sciences research. Data on the natural world is often held by wildlife organisations; this can be used to research biodiversity and species decline. Various Citizen Science initiatives mean that everyone can get involved in submitting nature records. So why not join in with the Butterfly Conservation’s B

Release of ChEMBL 33

We are pleased to announce the release of ChEMBL 33! This fresh release comes with a few new data soures and also some new features: we added bioactivity data for understudied SLC targets from the RESOLUTE project and included a flag for Natural Products and for Chemical Probes. An annotation for the ACTION_TYPE of a measurement was included for approx. 270 K bioactivities. We also time-stamped every document in ChEMBL with their CREATION_DATE! Have fun playing around with ChEMBL 33 over the summer and please send feedback via .   ChEMBL database version ChEMBL 33 release notes ___________________________________________ # This version of the database, prepared on 31/05/2023 contains:      2,399,743 compounds (of which 2,372,674 have mol files)      3,051,613 compound records (non-unique compounds)        20,334,684 activities         1,610,596 assays      15,398 targets      88,630 documents BioAssay Data Sources:    Number Assays:    Number