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CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence goes to Christin Schärfer, Tu C. Le und Rodolpho C. Braga

On Sunday, August 19 at the Fall 2012 ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia FIZ CHEMIE and CINF, the Division of Chemical Information (CINF) of the American Chemical Society (ACS), revealed the identities of the 3 winners of this years "CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence" sponsored by FIZ CHEMIE / The scholarship honors junior scientists who deliver exceptional contributions to the field of chemical information / The winners are Christin Schärfer, Tu C. Le and Rodolpho C. Braga

Philadelphia / Berlin, August 20, 2012 - Last night (Sunday, August 19) at the 244th ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Christin Schärfer, Tu C. Le and Rodolpho C. Braga were announced the winners of this year's "CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence" sponsored by the German Chemistry information centre FIZ CHEMIE. The scholarship program of the Division of Chemical Information (CINF) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) promotes advancements in the field of computer-aided chemical information. It is given to junior scientists who deliver exceptional research contributions to support computer-aided chemical preparation, research collaboration and the use of specialized knowledge. The award is endowed with $ 1000.00 each.

The recipients and their winning contributions:

Christin Schärfer University of Hamburg, Center for Bioinformatics (ZBH), Germany eMail: <schaerfer@zbh.uni-hamburg.de> "Torsion Fingerprint Deviation: A novel measure to compare small molecule conformations"

Tu C. Le CSIRO, Materials Science and Engineering, Australia eMail: <tu.le@csiro.au> "Predicting complex phase behaviour of lyotropic liquid crystals in crystallographic screens"

Rodolpho C. Braga Praça Universitária Goiânia, Brazil eMail: <rcbraga@gmail.com> "Integrated chemoinformatics approaches to virtual screening in the search of new lead compounds against Leishmania"

The honored scientists were invited to present their contributions during the Welcoming Reception of the CINF Division at the ACS Meeting on Sunday, August 19, and again at the Sci-Mix session on Monday night, August 20. The meeting lasts until August 23.

For additional Information

ACS Portal, Fall 2012 Meeting: <http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content> CINF Homepage: <http://www.acscinf.org/>

CINF Selection Committee Chair Dr Guenter Grethe eMail: <ggrethe@att.net>

FIZ CHEMIE PO Box 12 03 37 10593 Berlin, Germany <www.chemistry.de> eMail: <info@fiz-chemie.de>

Annette Prahl Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 399 77- 110 eMail: <prahl@fiz-chemie.de>

About FIZ CHEMIE FIZ CHEMIE is a non-profit organization supported by the German federal and state governments with the primary task of providing high-quality chemical information services to people working in science, education and industry. FIZ CHEMIE maintains relationships with research and information institutes in Germany and abroad and has marketing agreements with partner organizations around the world. The technical information center is committed to the advancement and integration of specialized information for chemistry at national and international levels. FIZ CHEMIE is an institute for the scientific infrastructure in the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Science Association (WGL).

idw :: 20.08.2012