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2006 Herman Skolnik Award: Hugo Kubinyi

I am pleased to be able to announce that Hugo Kubinyi is to receive the 2006 Herman Skolnik Award at the Fall ACS meeting in San Francisco.

Hugo Kubinyi was born in Vienna, Austria in 1940 and completed his studies of Chemistry in Vienna, Austria and at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Munich, Germany with a PhD Thesis on the Isolation, Structure Elucidation and Partial Synthesis of Phorbol Esters. From 1965-1966 he was at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany and in 1966 he moved to Knoll AG (now Abbott GmbH & Co. KG), Ludwigshafen, Germany, where he was Research Scientist, Natural Products, Project Manager Chemical Research, and, from1972-1984, Department Head of Natural Products Research.

In 1985 he moved to BASF AG, Ludwigshafen, Germany, where he was Head of Drug Design (Molecular Modeling and Protein Crystallography) from 1987-1998, and Head of Combinatorial Chemistry and Molecular Modeling (including Protein Crystallography and Drug Design) from 1998-2001. From 1986 he was also Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

In his career, he has received many awards and has published five books on QSAR, 3D QSAR, and Drug Design. He is also Editor of the Wiley-VCH book series Methods and Principles in Medicinal Chemistry together with Prof. Raimund Mannhold, University of Düsseldorf, Germany, and Prof. Gerd Folkers, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He was Vice-Chair (1991) and Chair (1993) of the Gordon Research Conference "Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships", 1995-2000 Chair of The QSAR and Modelling Society (Deputy Chair 2001-2005) and member of the Editorial Boards of the journals Current Drug Discovery, Current Opinion in Drug Discovery & Development, Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences, Medicinal Chemistry Research, and Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships, Highlight Advisor of Nature Reviews in Drug Discovery (see also Nature's Drug Discovery Portal) and a Member of the Scientific Advisory Boards of several software and start-up companies

Bill Town, Chair, CINF Awards Committee