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Winners of "CINF-FIZ Scholarship for Scientific Excellence" 2010 were announced

FIZ CHEMIE and CINF announced the winners of "CINF- FIZ Scholarship for Scientific Excellence"/ All prizes were awarded to scientists doing research at American universities / The scholarship awards outstanding contributions to the development of Computer-supported chemical information sciences

Rima Hajjo, Qian Zhu and Hao Tang were granted this year's "CINF-FIZ Scholarship for Scientific Excellence". The German-American sponsored prize jointly awarded by FIZ CHEMIE and CINF, the Division of Chemical Information of the American Chemical Society (ACS), honors considerable contributions of graduate and postdoctoral students to the development of computer-supported chemical information sciences. The award is designed to advance computer-aided preparation and the use of chemical knowledge as well as to foster students’ involvement in CINF.

This year’s winners of the German-American sponsored “CINF-FIZ Scholarship for Scientific Excellence” were announced during the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston, MA, USA. The winners presented their research work in a scientific poster session during the Welcoming Reception of the CINF on Sunday evening.

Details about the winners:

Rima Hajjo
Laboratory for Molecular Modeling, Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products, School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7360
With: "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".
Rima Hajjo’s work was supported by her colleagues and co-authors Simon Wang, Bryan Roth and Alexander Tropsha

Dr. Qian Zhu
School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
With: „Using Aggregative Web Services for Drug Discovery”
The work was compiled in cooperation with Michael S. Lajiness and David Wild.
Hao Tang
Laboratory for Molecular Modeling, Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products, School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 and Molecular & Cellular Biophysics Program, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
With: Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship (QSAR) Analysis of US EPA Toxicity Reference Database (ToxRefDB): Toxicity Models help Prioritizing Compounds for Future Toxicity Testing
Hao Tang’s co-authors were Hao Zhu, Liying Zhang, Alexander Sedykh, Ann Richard, Ivan Rusyn, and Alexander Tropsha.

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