2012 Herman Skolnik Award Presented

Skolnik 2012 The Division of Chemical Information’s 2012 Herman Skolnik Award Symposium honoring Dr. Peter Murray-Rust and Prof. Henry Rzepa took place on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at the 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. The symposium, organized by the awardees, featured a morning session titled “Molecular Science and the Semantic Web” and an afternoon session titled “Intelligent Machines and Chemical Data.”  Speakers covered a broad range of topics such as chemical blogging, Chemical Markup Language, InChI, open chemistry, and semantic tagging for chemical concepts. (More complete coverage of the symposium is provided by an article authored by Wendy A. Warr elsewhere in this issue). The Herman Skolnik Award recognizes outstanding contributions to and achievements in the theory and practice of chemical information science and related disciplines. The award presentation took place at the close of the day-long symposium. A reception honoring Peter and Henry took place in the evening at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. The reception was generously co-sponsored by Imperial College, Microsoft Research, Schrodinger, Unilever, and the Journal of Cheminformatics.

Andrea Twiss-Brooks, Chair, CINF Awards Committee