2009 Spring CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence

At the 237th ACS National Meeting in Salt Lake City, March 22-26, 2009, the Division of Chemical Information (CINF) announced the winners of the CINF-Symyx Scholarship for Scientific Excellence. Five scholarships valued at $1,000 each were awarded at the CINF divisional luncheon by Carmen Nitsche of Symyx to:

  • Chloe-Agathe Azencott, University of California
    "Learning Adaptive Scoring Functions for Chemical Expert Systems"
  • Jonathan H Chen, University of California
    "Reaction simulation expert system for synthetic organic chemistry"
  • 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"
  • Richard Martin, University of Sheffield
    "Wavelet compression of GRID fields for similarity searching and virtual screening"
  • Iain Mott, University of Sheffield
    "Multiobjective approach to optimizing scoring functions for docking"


The scholarship recipients presented posters of their work at the CINF reception on Sunday evening.

The international scholarship program of CINF 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. The scholarship program was initiated in 2005 and the awards funded by different organizations are given out at each ACS National Meeting: and scholarship winners receive a year’s complimentary membership in CINF.

Phil McHale, Chair, CINF Awards Committee

Carmen Nitsche (Symyx), Max Macalusa, Iain Mott, Jonathan Chen, Chloe-Agathe Azencott, Richard Martin, Phil McHale (CINF Awards Chair). Photo courtesy of Guenter Grethe.


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