2010 Fall CINF Scholarship For Scientific Excellence

The scholarship program of the Division of Chemical Information (CINF) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) funded by FIZ CHEMIE Berlin is designed to reward graduate and post-graduate students in chemical information and related sciences for scientific excellence and to foster their involvement in CINF.

Applicants showed their posters at the CINF Welcoming Reception and the Sci-Mix session of the 2010 Fall ACS National Meeting in Boston. Three scholarships valued at $1,000 each were given out at the divisional luncheon at the same meeting. The winners were presented with cash awards and plaques by Dr. René Deplanque, Executive Director of FIZ CHEMIE Berlin. The names of the recipients and the titles of their posters are:

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Rima Hajjo, Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products, School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, "A Chemocentric Informatics Approach to Drug Discovery: An Application to the Identification and Experimental Validation of Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators as Serotonin Receptor Subtype 6 Binders and Potential Anti-Alzheimer’s Agents". Co-authors: Simon Wang, Bryan Roth and Alexander Tropsha.

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Hao Tang, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, School of Medicine and Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products, School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, "Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship (QSAR) Analysis of US EPA Toxicity Reference Database (ToxRefDB): Toxicity Models help Prioritizing Compounds for Future Toxicity Testing". Co-authors: Hao Zhu, Liying Zhang, Alexander Sedykh, Ann Richard, Ivan Rusyn, and Alexander Tropsha.

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Qian Zhu, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, "Using aggregative Web Services for drug discovery". Co-authors: Michael S. Lajiness and David Wild. (Lajiness accepts the award on behalf of Zhu.)

Guenter Grethe, Coordinator, CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence Coordinator

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