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Chemical Computing Group Announces Winners of the CCG Excellence Award for the Fall 2011 ACS National Meeting

MONTREAL, Canada, July 21, 2011

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 2011 ACS National Meeting in Denver.

The award winners' research will be recognized at the award presentation ceremony during the ACS COMP Division Poster Session on Tuesday, August 30, 2011. Each winner will receive an award certificate, a one-year MOE (Molecular Operating Environment) software license for the winners' research group, as well as financial support to cover their travel costs to Denver.

The winners are:

  • Wenkel Liang, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington
    Efficient First-Principles Electronic Dynamics
  • Yi Shang, Department of Chemistry, Stony Brook University
    Simulations of Spin-labeled HIV-1 Protease Exhibit Diverse Flap Dynamics Due To Sequence Polymorphism
  • Falgun Shah, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, The University of Mississippi
    Design and Development of Novel Cysteine Protease Inhibitors of Malaria Parasite Plasmodium falciparum: Virtual Screening, Denovo Design, and Combinatorial Library Synthesis
  • John Faver, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida
    Estimation of Error in Energy Functions for Large Molecular Systems
  • Maria P. Frushicheva, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
    Using Computational Enzyme Design to Study the Promiscuous Activities of Phosphotriesterase

About CCG Excellence Award

The Chemical Computing Group (CCG) Excellence Awards have been created to recognize and promote excellence in scientific research, and reflect CCG's belief in the importance of encouraging young researchers. The awards are granted semi-annually to support graduate students who have used computational chemistry to further their scientific research. For more information about the CCG Excellence Awards and eligibility criteria, please visit: www.chemcomp.com/research-academic.htm.

About CCG Inc.

Chemical Computing Group (CCG) is a leading supplier of software solutions for life sciences. From its inception in 1994, CCG has provided state of the art drug discovery applications for pharmaceutical, biotech, and academic research. CCG has a proven track record in scientific innovation, consistently producing releases and upgrades for all their products. CCG's products and services are used by biologists, medicinal chemists and computational chemists throughout the world today. CCG is known for its strong collaborative scientific support, maintaining support offices in both Europe and North America. CCG headquarter is in Montreal, Canada. For more information visit: www.chemcomp.com

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Raul Alvarez
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