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Chemical Computing Group Announces Excellence Award Winners at the 2006 ACS in San Francisco, CA.

MONTREAL, May 30, 2006

Chemical Computing Group (CCG) and the American Chemical Society's (ACS) Division of Computers in Chemistry (COMP) congratulate the winners of the CCG Excellence Awards at the 232nd ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, California.

The well-regarded CCG Excellence Award honors graduate students who have excelled in the field of computational chemistry. Winners are selected according to the distinction and relevance of their research, as well as the quality of supporting materials. CCG will finance each awardee for travel costs to San Francisco for the Fall 2006 ACS; recognize their research at the Awards Presentation during the COMP Division Poster Session on Tuesday September 12, 2006; and award a one-year license for their software, the Molecular Operating Environment. For more information on how to submit for the 2007 ACS Award in Chicago, please contact Andrew Good at:

Fall 2006 ACS San Francisco Winners:

Ying Wei, Northeastern University
High-recall, high-precision prediction of protein binding sites from 3D structure

Sara E. Nichols, Yale University
Shrinking residues for enhanced Monte Carlo sampling for proteins

Timothy H. Click, University of Oklahoma
Locating alpha-helices and beta-strands using recently-developed protocols

Johannes Hachmann, Cornell University
Quadratic Scaling Multireference Correlation in Polyenes and Long Molecules with the Local Density Matrix Renormalization Group

Zhi Wang, Emory University
Quantum Chemical Molecular Dynamics Study of Catalyst-Free SWNT Growth from SiC-derived Carbon

CCG acknowledges all of the applications submitted, and continues to promote graduate students working in the field of Computational Chemistry.