David Ponting has been awarded a Corporate Associates Prize for Practical Class Demonstration
Andreas Bender, Lecturer for Molecular Informatics at the Department of
Chemistry, receives the shared Innovation Prize of the German Pharmaceutical and Chemical Societies (DPhG and GDCh) 2011.
The prize acknowledges outstanding scientific achievements in the areas of medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry. In those fields Andreas particularly contributed to the chemogenomics analysis of compound bioactivity data and the prediction and understanding of adverse drug reactions. The prize will be awarded at the Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry conference in Saarbruecken, Germany, in
More information about current research in Dr Bender's group can be found at www-ucc.ch.cam.ac.uk/members/ab454 and more information about the prize can be found (in German) at www.gdch.de/strukturen/fg/med/innovation.htm.
This paper is based on work by Llinas, Goodman and Glen in the Unilever Centre, funded by Pfizer as part of the Pfizer Institute in Cambridge, and formed the basis for a competition to predict aqueous solubility. Over 100 participants took part.
Visions of a Semantic Molecular Future
A Symposium to celebrate the Career of Peter Murray-Rust
17th January 2011
The Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
Lensfield Road, Cambridge
09:30 Introduction – Professor Robert Glen
09:45 Professor Sir Tom Blundell, University of Cambridge,
Department of Biochemistry
10:30 Dr Cameron Neylon, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
11:30 Professor Henry Rzepa, Imperial College London (overview)
12:15 Video Tribute from Professor Tony Hey, Corporate Vice President
of External Research at Microsoft and Talk by Alex Wade,
Principal Programme Manager, Microsoft Research
13:00 Lunch and Demos
14:15 Skype presentation by Dr John Wilbanks, Vice President, Science, Creative Commons
14:45 Dr Dan Zaharevitz, National Cancer Insitute/NIH, Bethseda
15:30 Professor Douglas Kell, Chief Executive, BBSRC
16:30 Professor Peter Murray-Rust
17:00 Close – Professor Robert Glen, followed by a Reception
Sam Adams interviewed by Mahendra Mahey about his runner up entry for the Developer Challenge at Open Repository (2010).
EFMC Prize for Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia
The Selection Committee is proud to announce the names of the winner and the runners-up of the EFMC Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia.
Dr Andreas Bender, Leiden/Amsterdam Center for Drug Research, The Netherlands
Dr Pieter Van der Veken, Flemish Fund for Scientific Research and University of Antwerp, Belgium
Dr Alessio Lodola, Università di Parma, Italy
“The EFMC Prize for Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia” was established by the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC) to acknowledge and recognize an outstanding young medicinal chemist (<35 years old) working in academia within Europe. The Prize is given annually and consists of a diploma, € 1.000 and an invitation for a short presentation at an EFMC symposium. Two runners-up are also identified and acknowledged.
Robert Glen from the Unilever Centre and Boris Adryan from the Department of Genetics have won a grant from Apple Computers to buy Research equipment. The project proposal is titled:
“From atom environments to genomes to organisms - Understanding transcriptional regulation on every level”
The Apple Research & Technology Support (ARTS) programme recognises the importance of science in our society, by supporting leading research institutions, and celebrating the talent and hard work of researchers in all fields.