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Chemical Computing Group Announces Winners of the CCG Excellence Award for the Spring 2009 ACS National Meeting

MONTREAL, Canada, October 22, 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 Spring 2009 ACS National Meeting in Salt Lake City.

CCG will recognize the following winners' works at the awards presentation ceremony during the COMP Division Poster Session on Tuesday, March 24, 2009. Each winner will receive $1,150 US for travel costs to Salt Lake City, as well as a one-year license for the newest version of the Molecular Operating Environment (MOE).

The winners are:

  • Jiahao Chen, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
    Investigations into the properties of a new water model capable of polarization and intermolecular charge transfer
  • Wenxun Gan, University of Chicago
    Using Markov model to estimate transition rate and free energy profile of the Src kinase activation
  • Dian Jiao, University of Texas at Austin
    Free energy simulation of Protein-Ligand Binding via a Polarizable Potential
  • Kelly Lancaster, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Intramolecular Electron Transfer in Two- and Three-Center Mixed-Valence Triarylamines
  • Yilin Meng, University of Florida
    Constant pH replica exchange molecular dynamics simulation in biomolecules

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 software solutions for Life Sciences. CCG's drug discovery software platform is the Molecular Operating Environment (MOE) that integrates visualization, simulations and methodology development in one package. CCG's informatics platform is PSILO which is used for macromolecular structure registration, version control and web-based searching. CCG's products and services are used by biologists, medicinal chemists and computational chemists in pharmaceutical/biotechnology companies, government organizations and universities throughout the world. CCG is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

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