CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence
The scholarship program of the Division of Chemical Information (CINF) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is designed to reward graduate and postdoctoral students in chemical information and related sciences for scientific excellence and to foster their involvement in CINF.
Scholarships valued at $1,000 each will be awarded at the ACS National Meetings.
Eligibility & Application
- be enrolled at a certified college or university.
- present a poster during the CINF Welcoming Reception and the Sci-Mix session at the National Meeting.
- Abstracts for the poster must be submitted electronically through the ACS Program and Abstract Creation System (PACS) according to ACS rules approximately 3 months in advance of the meeting in question.
- send in electronic form a 2,000-word long abstract describing the work to be presented:
- submitted to: Stuart Chalk
- due by mid-June for presentation at the Fall Conference of that year.
- due by mid-January for presentation at the Spring Conference of the upcoming year.
Any questions related to applying for one of the scholarships should also be directed to Stuart Chalk
Winners will be chosen based on contents, presentation, and relevance of the poster, and they will be announced at the meeting. The contents shall reflect upon the student’s work and describe research in the field of cheminformatics and related sciences. At the Sci-Mix session, winning posters will be marked as "Winner of "sponsor's name here" CINF Scholarship Award for Scientific Excellence"
- Upcoming... Spring 2017, #253 ACS Publications
- Fall #252 | ACS Publications
- Spring #251 | Springer & InfoChem
- Fall, 2015, #250 | RSC
- Fall, 2014, #248 | RSC
- Spring 2014, #247 | Springer & InfoChem
- Fall, 2013, #246 | RSC
- Spring, 2013, #245 | Accelrys
- Fall, 2012, #244 | FIZ CHEMIE Berlin
- Spring, 2012, #243 | Accelrys
- Fall, 2011, #242 | FIZ CHEMIE Berlin
- Spring, 2011, #241 | Accelrys
- Fall, 2010, #240 | FIZ CHEMIE Berlin
- Spring, 2010, #239 | Symyx Technologies
- Fall, 2009, #238 | FIZ CHEMIE Berlin
- Spring, 2009, #237 | Symyx Technologies
- Fall, 2008, #236 | FIZ CHEMIE Berlin
- Spring, 2008, #235 | Elsevier MDL
- Fall, 2007, #234 | FIZ CHEMIE Berlin
- Spring, 2007, #233 | Elsevier MDL
- Fall, 2006, #232 | FIZ CHEMIE Berlin
- Spring, 2006, #231 | IO Informatics
- Fall, 2005, #230 | IO Informatics
|ACS Nat'l||Sponsor||Recipient/Poster Title|
|#252, Fall, 2016||ACS Publications||Mojtaba Haghighatlari, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University at Buffalo
“ChemML: A Machine Learning and Informatics Program Suite for the Chemical and Materials Sciences”
|#252, Fall, 2016||ACS Publications||George Van Den Driessche, Department of Chemistry, Bioinformatics Research Center, North Carolina State University
“Forecasting Adverse Drug Reactions Triggered by the Common HLA-B*57:01 Variant”
|#252, Fall, 2016||ACS Publications||Nathanael Kazmierczak, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Calvin College
“Modeling spectrophotometric titration data: tracking error from the measurement, through the model, and to the targeted output parameters”
|#251, Spring, 2016||Springer & InfoChem||Wilian Augusto Cortopassi, Chemistry Research Laboratory, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
“Prediction and quantification of cation-π interactions in ligand-bromodomain binding: Using quantum chemistry to capture electronic effects”
|#251, Spring, 2016||Springer & InfoChem||Iva Lukac, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
“Quantifying the effect that chemical environment exerts upon changes in property in matched molecular pairs analysis”
|#251, Spring, 2016||Springer & InfoChem||Yu-Chen Lo, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
“CSNAP: A new chemoinformatics approach for target identification using chemical similarity networks”
|#250, Fall, 2015||RSC||Darshan Mehta, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
“Chemical alerts and QSAR models based on dynamically-generated annotated linear structural fragments.” Co-authors: James Rathman, Chihae Yang.
|#250, Fall, 2015||RSC||Florian Roessler, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
“A knowledge-based approach to the parameterization of small molecule force fields based on crystal structures.” Co-authors: Oliver Korb, Robert Glen, Peter Bond.
|#250, Fall, 2015||RSC||Sara Szymkuc, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
“Chess-like algorithms behind Chematica’s retrosynthetic planning.” Co-authors: Ewa Gajewska, Tomasz Klucznik, Piotr Dittwald, Michael Startek, Karol Molga. Michal Bajczyk, Bartosz Grzybowski.
|#250, Fall, 2015||RSC||Ewa Gajewska, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
“Retrosynthesis of complex molecules using Chematica.” Co-authors: Sara Szymkuc, Tomasz Klucznik, Piotr Dittwald, Michael Startek, Karol Molga. Michal Bajczyk, Bartosz Grzybowski.
|#248, Fall, 2014||RSC||Alexander R. Geanes, Department of Chemistry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
"BCL::EvoGen: An evolutionary algorithm for focused library design." Co-authors: Edward W. Lowe, Jens Meiler.
|#248, Fall, 2014||RSC||Vinícius M. Alves, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade Federal de Goías, Goiania, Goias, Brazil
"Pred-hERG: A novel web-accessible computational tool for predicting cardiac toxicity of drug candidates." Co-authors: Rodolpho C. Braga, Meryck B. Silva, Eugene Muratov, Denis Fourches, Alexander Tropsha, Carolina H. Andrade.
|#248, Fall, 2014||RSC||Huifang Li, Vancouver Prostate Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
"Targeting androgen receptor DNA-binding domain using structure-based methods to overcome resistance." Co-authors: Fuqiang Ban, Kush Dalal, Eric, Leblanc, Paul S. Rennie, Artem Cherkasov.
|#248, Fall, 2014||RSC||Katarzyna Odziomek, Faculty of Chemistry, Laboratory of Environmental Chemometrics, University of Gdansk, Poland and Computational Research Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA
"Towards Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship (QSAR) models for nanoparticles." Co-authors: Daniela Ushizima, Tomasz Puzyn, Maciej Haranczyk.
|#247, Spring, 2014||Springer & InfoChem||Katrin Stierand, Center for Bioinformatics (ZBH), University of Hamburg, Germany
"PoseView: visualization of protein-ligand interactions in two dimensions." Co-author: Matthias Rarey
|#246, Fall, 2013||RSC||Abhik Seal, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47408, USA
"Enhanced ranking of PknB Inhibitors using data fusion methodsiBIOMES:." Co-author: David J. Wild
|#246, Fall, 2013||RSC||Johannes Hachmann, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, 12 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA
"The Harvard Clean Energy Project: From big data and cheminformatics to the rational design of molecular OVP materials." Co-authors: Roberot Olivares-Amaya, Alan Aspuru-Guzik
|#245, Spring, 2013||Accelrys||Amir Seddik, University of Vienna, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Vienna, Austria,.
"Probing the substrate selectivity of the serotonin and dopamine transporter using structure-based techniques." Co-authors: Harald H. Sitte, Gerhard F. Ecker
|#245, Spring, 2013||Accelrys||Julian C. Thibault, University of Utah, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Salt Lake City, UT,.
"iBiomes: Managing and sharing large biomolecular simulation datasets in a distributed environment with iRODS." Co-authors: Thomas Cheatham III, Julio C. Facelli
|#244, Fall, 2012||FIZ CHEMIE Berlin||Christin Schärfer, Center for Bioinformatics (ZBH), University of Hamburg, 20146 Hamburg, Germany.
"Torsion Fingerprint Deviation: A novel measure to compare small molecule conformations". Co-authors: Tanja Schulz-Gasch, Matthias Rarey, Wolfgang Guba; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|#244, Fall, 2012||FIZ CHEMIE Berlin||Barbara Zdrazil, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
"Prioritization of docking poses in human serotonin and dopamine transporters by the use of Common Scaffold Clustering". Co-authors: Amir Seddick, Rene Weissensteiner, Harald H. Sitte, Gerhard F. Ecker; e-mail: email@example.com
|#244, Fall, 2012||FIZ CHEMIE Berlin||Rodolpho C. Braga, Federal University of Goiás, Goiânia, 74605220 Brazil.
"Integrated chemoinformatics approaches to virtual screening in the search of new lead compounds against Leishmania". Co-authors: Luciano M. Liao, José C.B. Bezerra, Marina C.B. Vinaud, Carolina H. Andrade; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|#243, Spring, 2012||Accelrys||Freya Klepsch, University of Vienna
"Structure based pharmacophore screening for new P-gp inhibitors"
|#243, Spring, 2012||Accelrys||David Fooshee, University of California, Irvine
"COBRA: Computational brewing approach to predicting the molecular composition of organic aerosols."
|#242, Fall, 2011||FIZ CHEMIE Berlin||Barun Bhhatarai, University of Miami
"SMARTNames: a new framework to organize chemical structural information based on chemically relevant functional groups"
|#242, Fall, 2011||FIZ CHEMIE Berlin||Felix Rudolph, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany)
"Development of an Open Source ELN"
|#242, Fall, 2011||FIZ CHEMIE Berlin||Karen Salazar, Louisiana State University
"Introduction of InChI to Researchers in the Department of Chemistry at Louisiana State University"
|#241, Spring, 2011||Accelrys||Scott Johnson, UCLA
"Re-examining the tubulin binding conformation of antitumor epothilones using QSAR and crystallographic refinement"
|#241, Spring, 2011||Accelrys||Matt Kayala, UC Irvine
"Learning to Rank Productive Organic Mechanisms"
|#240, Fall, 2010||FIZ CHEMIE Berlin||Rima Hajjo, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"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"
|#240, Fall, 2010||FIZ CHEMIE Berlin||Hao Tang, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship (QSAR) Analysis of US EPA Toxicity Reference Database (ToxRefDB): Toxicity Models help Prioritizing Compounds for Future Toxicity Testing"
|#240, Fall, 2010||FIZ CHEMIE Berlin||Qian Zhu, Indiana University
"Using aggregative Web Services for drug discovery"
|#239, Spring, 2010||Symyx Technologies||Bin Chen, Indiana University
"Chem2Bio2RDF: Semantic System Chemical Biology"
|#239, Spring, 2010||Symyx Technologies||Steven Smith, University of Cambridge
"Assigning Stereochemistry Using GIAO NMR Shift Calculation"
|#238, Fall, 2009||FIZ CHEMIE Berlin||Roel S. Sanchez-Carrera, Harvard University
"Finding renewable energy materials one screensaver at a time"
|#237, Spring, 2009||Symyx Technologies||Chloe-Agathe Azencott, University of California
"Learning Adaptive Scoring Functions for Chemical Expert Systems"
|#237, Spring, 2009||Symyx Technologies||Jonathan H Chen, University of California
"Reaction simulation expert system for synthetic organic chemistry"
|#237, Spring, 2009||Symyx Technologies||N.J. Maximilian Macaluso, University of Cambridge
"Where does the tetrazole ring belong? Insight to the binding pose of AT1 antagonists using homology modeling, molecular dynamics, and docking"
|#237, Spring, 2009||Symyx Technologies||Richard Martin, University of Sheffield
"Wavelet compression of GRID fields for similarity searching and virtual screening"
|#237, Spring, 2009||Symyx Technologies||Iain Mott, University of Sheffield
"Multiobjective approach to optimizing scoring functions for docking"
|#236, Fall, 2008||FIZ CHEMIE Berlin||Jonathan H Chen, University of California
"Reaction mechanism prediction by transformation rules and general principles"
|#236, Fall, 2008||FIZ CHEMIE Berlin||Gene M Ko, San Diego State University
"Cheminformatics analysis of HIV-1 protease mutations"
|#236, Fall, 2008||FIZ CHEMIE Berlin||Sara E Nichols, Yale University
"Hierarchical screening with multiple receptor structures to target the nonnucleoside binding site of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase"
|#235, Spring, 2008||Elsevier MDL||Jenny Wan-Chen Chen, University of Sheffield
"Bias Data Fusion with Turbo Search to Improve Chemical Similarity Searching"
|#235, Spring, 2008||Elsevier MDL||Zunnan Huang, University of Missouri
"Conformational Selection of Protein Kinase A Revealed by Flexible-Ligand Flexible-Protein Docking"
|#235, Spring, 2008||Elsevier MDL||Hina Patel, University of Sheffield
"Structure Generation using Reaction Vectors"
|#234, Fall, 2007||FIZ CHEMIE Berlin||Thuan Thi Hoang Huynh Buu, University of Applied Science
"A scoring function to rank pharmacophoric alignments and its application to H-1 antagonists"
|#234, Fall, 2007||FIZ CHEMIE Berlin||Dazhi Jiao, Indiana University at Bloomington
"Using a chatbot to access chemical information"
|#234, Fall, 2007||FIZ CHEMIE Berlin||Raghava Chaitanya Kasara, Clarkson University
"Pharmacodynamic modeling of C2 symmetric HIV-1 protease inhibitors"
|#233, Spring, 2007||Elsevier MDL||Barun Bhhatarai, Clarkson University
"A novel cheminformatics study of non-peptidic HIV proteaseinhibitors using machine learning and statistical tools"
|#233, Spring, 2007||Elsevier MDL||Xiao Dong, Indiana University
"Developing Semantic Web Service for Chemical Informatics"
|#233, Spring, 2007||Elsevier MDL||Raghava Chaitanya Kasara, Clarkson University
"Pharmacokinetic Modeling of Anti-HIV Protease Ritonavir Analogues"
|#233, Spring, 2007||Elsevier MDL||Sebastian Rohrer, Technical University of Braunschweig
"Understanding the effect of benchmark dataset composition on the validation and optimization of ligand based virtual screening using self-organizing maps"
|#233, Spring, 2007||Elsevier MDL||Huijun Wang, Indiana University
"Data Mining of NIH DTP Human Tumor Cell Line Screen Data for Anticancer Drug Discovery"
|#232, Fall, 2006||FIZ CHEMIE Berlin||Maciej Hanranczyk, University of Gdansk
"Quantum Mechanical Energy-Based Screening of Combinatorially Generated Library of Tautomers"
|#232, Fall, 2006||FIZ CHEMIE Berlin||Sally Mardikian, University of Sheffield
"Studying the Effects of Individual Interaction Energies in a Variety of Protein-Ligand Complexes"
|#232, Fall, 2006||FIZ CHEMIE Berlin||Robert S. Paton, Unilever Centre for Molecular Science Informatics
"Understanding Stereochemistry: Molecular Modeling to Inform Organic Synthesis"
|#231, Spring, 2006||IO Informatics||Barun Bhhatarai, Clarkson University
"No one size fits all - Different pocket sizes for different mutants of HIV protease inhibitors: QSAR as cheminformatics approach."
|#231, Spring, 2006||IO Informatics||Lorant Bodis, Laboratorium für Organische Chemie
"Novel Similarity Measure for Comparison of Spectra."
|#231, Spring, 2006||IO Informatics||Ching Chang, University of Maryland at Baltimore
"Applying Computational Pharmacophore Models and In Vitro Approaches to Rapidly Identify Novel P-glycoprotein Ligands."
|#231, Spring, 2006||IO Informatics||Xiao Dong, Indiana University
"An intelligent system for mining and integrating diverse chemical information and chemoinformatics tools."
|#231, Spring, 2006||IO Informatics||Monika Rella, University of Leeds
"Identification of novel ACE2 inhibitors by structure-based pharmacophore modelling and virtual screening."
|#230, Fall, 2005||IO Informatics||Kunal Aggarwal, Cornell University
"Framework for integrating transcriptomic and proteomic profiles in Escherichia coli."
|#230, Fall, 2005||IO Informatics||Jerome Hert, Krebs Institute for Biomolecular Research
"Turbo Similarity Searching."
|#230, Fall, 2005||IO Informatics||Ivan Tubert-Brohman, Yale University
"Mok- A Domain Specific Language for Molecular Information Processing."