Letter from the Editor

David ShobeThis issue of the Chemical Information Bulletin contains not only Rachelle Bienstock’s last message as chair of CINF, but my first message as editor of the Bulletin. But enough about me: without the input of numerous contributors, this publication would not be possible.

One such contribution is Svetlana Korolev’s interview with David Evans, Scientific Affairs Director for RELX (formerly Reed Elsevier) and chair of the CINF Awards Committee. In the interview, David Evans discusses Reaxys Inspires Chemistry, the evolving InChI standard, and his advice for young chemists eyeing alternative careers.

The bulk of this issue covers the Fall ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. For those of us that were unable to attend (and even those who did), summaries of several symposia from the technical program are included. This includes Wendy Warr’s report on the 2016 Herman Skolnik Award Symposium as well as reports on “New Directions in Chemometrics”, “Shedding Light on the Dark Genome”, and “Bringing Cheminformatics Into the College Chemistry Classroom”. A series of 119 photographs of the meeting, most by Wendy Warr and Phil Adler, are available in seven albums at https://www.flickr.com/photos/cinf/albums.

Also included in this issue are reports from several CINF and ACS committees, including the ACS Council Meeting, in which Bonnie Lawlor was formally appreciated for her 25 years of service on the ACS Council. Winners of CINF awards and scholarships are announced in the next section of the Bulletin, along with calls for nominations for upcoming awards. In addition, be sure to read the sponsor announcements near the end of the Bulletin.

David Shobe