2012 CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence Presented

The scholarship program of the Division of Chemical Information (CINF) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) funded by FIZ CHEMIE Berlin 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.

Applicants presented their posters at the CINF Welcoming Reception and the Sci-Mix session of the 2012 Fall ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia. Three scholarships valued at $1,000 each were given out at the CINF Luncheon during the same meeting. The winners were presented with cash awards and plaques by Dr. Jost Bohlen, Head of Product Development & Internet, FIZ CHEMIE Berlin. CINF scholarships have been awarded consecutively for the last fourteen ACS National Meetings kindly sponsored by commercial organizations. 

The names of the recipients and the titles of their posters were:

Christin Schärfer, Center for Bioinformatics, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany. “Torsion Fingerprint Deviation: A novel measure to compare small molecule conformations.” 

Co-authors: Tanja Schulz-Gasch, Matthias Rarey, Wolfgang Guba.

Barbara Zdrazil, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.  “Prioritization of docking poses in human serotonin and dopamine transporters by the use of Common Scaffold Clustering.

Co-authors: Amir Seddick, Rene Weissensteiner, Harald H. Sitte, Gerhard F. Ecker.

Rodolpho C. Braga, Federal University of Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil. “Integrated chemoinformatics approaches to virtual screening in the search of new lead compounds against Leishmania.

Co-authors: Luciano M. Liao, José C.B. Bezerra, Marina C.B. Vinaud, Carolina H. Andrade.

Guenter Grethe, CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence Coordinator

Scientific Excellence 2012

From left to right: Jost Bohlen, Rodolpho Braga, Christin Schärfer, Barbara Zdrazil