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Chemical Computing Group Announces Winners of the CCG Excellence Award for the Fall 2010 ACS National Meeting

MONTREAL, Canada, July 26, 2010

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 2010 ACS National Meeting in Boston.

CCG will recognize the following winners' work at the award presentation ceremony during the COMP Division Poster Session on Tuesday, August 24, 2010. Each winner will receive $1,150 US for travel costs to Boston, as well as a one-year license for the latest version of the Molecular Operating Environment (MOE).

The winners are:

  • Bonnie A. Merchant, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Duquesne University
    Computational investigation of the transport mechanism for monoamine transporters
  • Qin Cai, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California
    Biomolecular dynamics simulations based on the finite-difference Poisson-Boltzmann method
  • Roberto Olvares-Amaya, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Harvard University
    Quantum chemistry calculations for arbitrarily complex electrostatic environments: Benzene anion stabilization
  • Scott Johnson, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA
    Filtering and ranking enzyme designs using EDGE
  • Yat T. Tang, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Washington University in St. Louis
    Virtual screening targeting the PhoP response regulator to inhibit bacterial virulence

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/research-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.

For additional information please contact:

Raul Alvarez
Senior Marketing Manager
(514) 393-1055

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