2008 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 2008 Fall ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia. Three scholarships valued at $1,000 were given out at the divisional luncheon at the same meeting. The winners were presented with cash awards and plaques by Dr. Rene Deplanque, Executive Director of FIZ CHEMIE Berlin, and Dr. Wolfram Koch, Executive Director of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh). The names of the recipients and the titles of their poster are:


Jonathan H Chen, Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics, School of Information and Computer Sciences, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697 "Reaction mechanism prediction by transformation rules and general principles"





Sara E Nichols, Interdepartmental Program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511 "Hierarchical screening with multiple receptor structures to target the nonnucleoside binding site of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase"




Gene M Ko, Computational Science Research Center, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-1245 "Cheminformatics analysis of HIV-1 protease mutations"





Guenter Grethe, Chair CINF Awards Committee

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