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Chemical Computing Group Announces Winners of the CCG Excellence Awards for the Fall 2012 ACS National Meeting

MONTREAL, Canada, August 05, 2012

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 2012 ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia.

The award winners’ research will be recognized at the award presentation ceremony during the COMP Division Poster Session on Tuesday, August 21, 2012. 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 Philadelphia.

The winners are:

  • Sean Fischer, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington
    Surface hoping with Ehrenfest Excited Potential: Towards accurate and affordable non-adiabatic dynamics for large systems
  • Brian Gold, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University
    Selective transition state stabilization in the design of fast and tunable non-catalyzed click reactions
  • Emilie Guidez , Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University
    Development of a charge-perturbed particle in a sphere model for electronic structure calculations of ligand-protected gold nanoparticles
  • Nikolay Plotnikov , Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California
    Validation of Linear Response Approximation of the Free Energy Perturbation while moving from the reference potential to the ab initio QM/MM potential
  • Yue Shi , Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
    Thermodynamic Effects of Conformational constraints in protein-ligand interactions

About CCG Excellence Awards

The Chemical Computing Group (CCG) Excellence Awards were created to recognize and promote young scientists who use computational chemistry to further their scientific research. For more information about the CCG Excellence Awards, please visit: www.chemcomp.com/research-academic.htm

About Chemical Computing Group

Chemical Computing Group (CCG) is a leading supplier of software solutions for life sciences. For more information visit: www.chemcomp.com

For additional information please contact:

Petrina Kamya
Academic Services Manager
(514) 393-1055

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