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

MONTREAL, Canada, July 21, 2008

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 Fall 2008 ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia.

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 Philadelphia, as well as a one-year license for the newest version of the Molecular Operating Environment (MOE).

The winners are:

  • Satyender Goel, University of Central Florida
    Pairwise spin-contamination correction and application to 3-D transition metal hydrides from BS-DFT
  • Lucius E. Johnson, University of Louisville
    Mechanism of electronic stabilization of cyclopropenylidene byamino-substitution
  • In Suk Joung, University of Utah
    Determination of alkali and halide monovalent ion parameters for use in explicitly solvated biomolecular simulations
  • Laveena Muley, University at Buffalo
    Binding affinity awarded for hydrophobic bonding in scoring functions needs to be context dependent
  • Somisetti V Sambasivarao, Auburn University
    Systematic development of OPLS-AA force field parameters for ionic liquid simulations

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.