2013 CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence Presented

The scholarship program of the Division of Chemical Information (CINF) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) 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. At each of the ACS National Meetings since 2005, the program has awarded a total of 49 scholarships. The awards at the Fall 2013 National Meeting in Indianapolis were sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Applicants presented their posters at the CINF Welcoming Reception and the Sci-Mix session. Two scholarships valued at $1,000 each were presented to the winners at the CINF Luncheon during the same meeting.

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

Johannes Hachmann, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, “The Harvard Clean Energy Project: From big data and cheminformatics to the rational design of molecular OVP materials.
Co-authors: Roberto Olivares-Amaya, Alan Aspuru-Guzik

Abhik Seal, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, “The enhanced ranking of PknB inhibitors using data fusion methods.”
Co-authors: David J. Wild

Johannes Hachmann, Abhik Seal, Guenter Grethe

The next scholarships jointly sponsored by InfoChem and Springer will be awarded at the 2014 Spring ACS National Meeting in Dallas, TX. 

Guenter Grethe, Coordinator, CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence