NEWS AND CONGRATULATIONS!
April 2013: A new approach for explorations in uncharted chemical space. Post-docs Aaron Virshup and Julia Contreras-Garcia, working in the groups of Profs. Beratan and Yang, together with Adjunct Prof. Wipf, report a new approach to taking "stochastic voyages into uncharted chemical space" in order to construct representative libraries that span new galaxies of drug-like compounds. They have shown that the regions sampled are absent in earlier real and virtual molecular libraries. Their approach appears as the JACS Just Accepted paper.
Prof. Weitao Yang Wins ACS National Award
Congratulations to Prof. Weitao Yang, who has been awarded the 2012 ACS Award for Computers in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research. This prestigious award, given annually, recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement of the use of computers in the chemical and biological sciences, and consists of a cash prize and a certificate.
Congratulations also to:
Degao Peng has been awarded the William Krigbaum and Marcus Hobbs fellowship from the Department of Chemistry. This award is designated for stellar physical chemists.
Zachary Scholl, member of the Yang group from SBB (Structural Biology and Biophysics) and CBB (Computational Biology and Bioinformatics), who has won a 3-year fellowship from NSF. This is an extraordinary award and we are honored to have Zack with the team!
WELCOME TO NEW PEOPLE
Welcome to Dr. Stephan Steinmann, from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Institute des Sciences et Ingenierie Cheminques, Laboratory for Computational Molecular Design from Switzerland, who is a fellowship Visiting Scholar here working on development and application of density functional theory.
Farewell to Postdoctoral Associate Rogelio Cuevas-Saavedra, now with University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario.
Farewell to Postdoctoral Associate Robin Chaudret, who has gone to French Institute for Petroleum and New Energies, in France.
Farewell to Alimohammad Malek, Visiting Scholar from the International Ph.D. Studies at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, doing lab rotations. Now he is onto Canada to work with Paul Ayers, his next foreign partner institution.