2010 CINF Best Presentation Award Announced

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At the 240th ACS National Meeting in Boston, the Division of Chemical Information (CINF) announced the winner of the CINF Best Presentation Award. The Award symposium selected was Data Intensive Drug Discovery organized by John van Drie, and held on Sunday, August 22. All the papers were very good, and the judges' choice of winner was Susan Roberts of Vertex, who spoke on Integrating chemical and biological data: Insights from 10 years of VERDI. This is the central hub for all chemical and biological data in Vertex, and has been providing search, view and analysis tools to Vertex scientists since 2001. It is now being retired and was replaced by a new next generation application, ASAP, in January 2010. Susan was presented with a plaque and a check for $1,000 at the CINF Luncheon on Tuesday, August 24th.

The CINF Best Presentation Award was instituted in 2009 and is the result of an ACS Innovation Grant awarded to CINF with the intent of encouraging more speakers, higher quality papers, and larger audiences at CINF sessions at ACS Meetings.

Phil McHale, Chair, CINF Awards Committee

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