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CCG Awards Graduate Students with One-Year Software License and Travel Stipend to attend the Fall ACS National Meeting in Boston, MA.

MONTREAL, April 9, 2007 -- CCG recognizes graduate student research in the field of computational chemistry through the Excellence Award program.

The Excellence Award is granted semi-annually as an opportunity to invest in the future of scientific research and to encourage a new generation of computational chemists.

Awardees are selected on the quality and significance of the research to be presented, as well as the strength of the supporting letter and supplemental materials. For more information on the Awards and eligibility criteria, visit www.chemcomp.com/ssupport-academic.htm.

The following winners will each receive $1,150US for travel costs to Boston as well as a one-year license for the newest version of the Molecular Operating Environment (MOE):

  • Kai Zhu, Columbia University
    Improving generalized Born model in protein side chain and loop prediction
  • Raed Khashan, University of North Carolina
    Development of scoring functions for protein-ligand binding based on frequent geometric and chemical patterns of inter-atomic interactions at their interfaces
  • James S. M. Anderson, McMaster University
    Novel basis-set free approaches to solving the electronic-Schrödinger equation
  • Christina R. Crecca, Florida University
    How much experimental data is needed to predict a protein's structure?
  • Lauren Wickstrom, Stony Brook University
    To be native or not to be native, that is the question: Studies of the unfolded state structure of the Villin Headpiece Helical Subdomain

About CCG Inc.

Chemical Computing Group (CCG) is a technological leader and worldwide supplier of innovative scientific software for Life Sciences. CCG's software, the Molecular Operating Environment (MOE), is an exceptional combination of visualization, simulation, and method development. MOE applications serve a wide range of users, including leading computational and medicinal chemists in biotechnology and pharmaceutical organizations across the globe. MOE is written in a self-contained programming system, the Scientific Vector Language (SVL). SVL is a chemistry receptive scripting language designed specifically for life science application development. CCG is based in Montreal, Canada, with offices in Köln, Germany, and Cambridge, UK. In Asia, MOE is distributed by Ryoka Systems.