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Chemical Computing Group Announces Winners of the CCG Excellence Award for the Spring 2008 ACS National Meeting

MONTREAL, Canada, November 15, 2007

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 for the Spring 2008 ACS National Meeting in New Orleans.

CCG will recognize the following winners' works at the award presentation ceremony during the COMP Division Poster Session on Tuesday April 8, 2008. Each winner will receive $1,150 US for travel costs to New Orleans, as well as a one-year license for the newest version of the Molecular Operating Environment (MOE).

The winners are:

  • Jeff Hammond, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Coupled-cluster theory on supercomputers
  • Jean-Fran?ois Truchon, Universit√© de Montreal
    Considering a treatment of induced electronic polarization based on the Poisson equation
  • Pablo Englebienne, McGill University
    FORECASTER: A new platform for drug discovery
  • Sapna Sarupria, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Using computer simulations to explore pressure effects on proteins
  • Hanning Chen, University of Utah
    Hydrophobic Interaction in Acidic Aqueous Solutions

About CCG Excellence Award

The CCG 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 CCG Excellence Awards and eligibility criteria, visit www.chemcomp.com/ssupport-academic.htm.

About CCG Inc.

Chemical Computing Group Inc. (www.chemcomp.com) is a leading supplier of scientific software for Life Sciences, headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Chemical Computing Group's software platform is the Molecular Operating Environment (MOE) that integrates visualization, simulation and methodology development in one package. MOE contains a wide variety of built-in applications in the fields of Cheminformatics, Bioinformatics, Computer-Aided Molecular Design and Molecular Modeling. MOE runs on a wide variety of computers including Windows, Linux, Macintosh and Unix systems both for the desktop and in parallel computing clusters. MOE is used by biologists, medicinal chemists and computational chemists in many pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies and universities throughout the world.

E-mail enquiries can be sent to info@chemcomp.com.