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

MONTREAL, Canada, July 20, 2009

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 2009 ACS National Meeting in Washington.

CCG will recognize the following winners' works at the award presentation ceremony during the COMP Division Poster Session on Tuesday August 18, 2009. Each winner will receive $1,150 US for travel costs to Washington, as well as a one-year license for the newest version of the Molecular Operating Environment (MOE).

The winners are:

  • Kiumars Shahrokh, University of Utah
    A first set of QM-coupled AMBER ff99 compatible heme parameters for the P450 catalytic cycle
  • Fangyu Ding, SUNY Stony Brook
    Drug Pressure Induced Mutations in HIV-1 Protease alter Flap Conformations
  • Sourav Das, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Pair-wise Property-Encoded Shape Distributions: Binding affinity prediction of protein-ligand complexes
  • James Fells, University of Memphis
    Binary QSAR study for identifying selective LPA3 antagonists
  • Lai Xu, UCLA
    Dynamics of 1,3-Dipolar Cycloadditions of Diazonium Betaines to Acetylene and Ethylene: Bending Vibrations Facilitate Reaction

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, molecular modeling 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.