2016 CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence Presented

CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence Winners Fall 2016

The scholarship program of the Division of Chemical Information (CINF) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is designed to reward students and postdoctoral fellows in chemical information and related sciences for scientific excellence, and to foster their involvement in CINF. Since 2005 the program has awarded scholarships at each of the ACS National Meetings, 64 scholarships in total. The awards at the 252nd National Meeting in Philadelphia were sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications

Applicants presented their posters at the CINF Welcoming Reception and the Sci-Mix session, and the three winners received scholarships at the CINF Luncheon during the same meeting. Three full scholarships valued at $1,000 each were awarded to George Van Den Driessche, Mojtaba Haghighatlari, and Nathanael Kazmierczak.

The names of the recipients and the titles of their posters are (listed from left to right on the photo):

Mojtaba Haghighatlari, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University at Buffalo “ChemML: A Machine Learning and Informatics Program Suite for the Chemical and Materials Sciences”

George Van Den Driessche, Department of Chemistry, Bioinformatics Research Center, North Carolina State University  “Forecasting Adverse Drug Reactions Triggered by the Common HLA-B*57:01 Variant”

Nathanael Kazmierczak, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Calvin College “Modeling spectrophotometric titration data: tracking error from the measurement, through the model, and to the targeted output parameters”

Stuart Chalk, Coordinator, CINF Scholarships for Scientific Excellence