News & Events
Dazhi Jiao and Jae Hong Shin receive Symyx Doctoral Fellowships
Two students at the IU School of Informatics will be continuing their studies in a doctoral program thanks to a partnership between the School and Symyx Technologies, Inc. David Jiao, with degrees in chemistry and computer science under his belt, is currently completing his M.S. in chemical informatics at Indiana University. Jae Hong Shin has B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry, and has worked for eight years as a senior researcher at the Bioinformatics and Molecular Design Research Center (BMDRC) in Seoul, South Korea.
Rajarshi Guha becomes Program Chair for ACS CINF
Rajarshi Guha was elected to Program Chair for the ACS Chemical Information (CINF) Division for 2009-2010
David Jiao to Receive CINF-Elsevier MDL Scholarship for Scientific Excellence
Dazhi (David) Jiao, MS in Chemical Informatics student at IU, will receive the MDL Scholarship for Scientific Excellence at the 234th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston. He will present his paper "Using a Chatbot to Access Chemical Information" at the Sci-Mix session on August 20, 2007.
Gary Wiggins Inducted into SLA Hall of Fame
Gary Wiggins, Director of the Chemical Informatics Program, was inducted into the Special Libraries Association Hall of Fame at the SLA national meeting in Denver.
April 12-13, 2007
Dr. Robert D. Clark to visit the School of Informatics
Dr. Robert Clark, Vice President of Scientific Research and Director of the Informatics Research Center at Tripos, will present lectures and consult with CICC personnel on April 12-13.
April 2, 2007
Prof. Dr. Johann Gasteiger to visit the School of Informatics
Renowned cheminformatician Prof. Dr. Johann Gasteiger, Institut fuer Organische Chemie and Computer-Chemie-Centrum, Universitaet Erlangen, Nuernberg, will present lectures and consult with CICC personnel during a visit to IU Bloomington on April 2-3.
March 25, 2007
Dr. Gary Wiggins will be honored by former students and colleagues at a Division of Chemical Information Symposium during the 233rd American Chemical Society national meeting in Chicago.
Mookie Baik Receives NSF Early Career Award
Dr. Mu-Hyun (Mookie) Baik was selected as the recipient of the NSF Early Career Award. The National Science Foundation (NSF) honors outstanding junior faculty members in science and engineering nationwide with the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards. The CAREER award is NSF's most prestigious honor for junior faculty members.
March 7, 2007
Dr. Stephan Schurer to visit the School of Informatics
Dr. Stephan Schurer, Group Leader, Informatics, Translational Research Institute at Scripps Florida will be at IU on March 7 to pursue collaborative projects that have been initiated with CICC personnel.
Gary Wiggins To Receive ACS Patterson-Crane Award
Dr. Gary Wiggins has been selected as the 2007 winner of the American Chemical Society Columbus-Dayton Section's Patterson-Crane Award. The award is for outstanding achievement in the field of chemical information science. Dr. Wiggins will receive the award at a ceremony in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday, May 8, 2007.
Rajarshi Guha Joins School of Informatics as a Visiting Assistant Professor
Dr. Rajarshi Guha has accepted a visiting assistant professorship for two years in the Indiana University School of Informatics effective August 15, 2007. Dr. Guha has been at Indiana since July 2006 as a post-doctoral fellow. He received his PhD in December 2005 under Dr. Peter Jurs at Penn State.
Mookie Baik Wins Sloan Research Fellow Award
The Sloan Foundation has selected Dr. Mu-Hyun (Mookie) Baik for the Sloan Research Fellow Award this year. The prestigious fellowship is given to junior professors in science and technology and includes $45,000 in unrestricted research funds.
Huijun Wang and Xiao Dong Win 2007 CINF-MDL Elsevier Scholarships
Two students in the PhD in Informatics Program (Chemical Informatics Track) are winners in the scholarship program of the Division of Chemical Information (CINF) of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Funded by Elsevier MDL, each scholarship is designed to reward graduate and postdoctoral students in chemical information and related sciences for scientific excellence and to foster their involvement in CINF. The $1,000 awards will be presented at the 233rd ACS National Meeting in Chicago on March 26, when each will present a poster during the Sci-Mix session at the National Meeting.
February 3, 2007
Bradford Woods, Indiana -- Over 50 scientists from the IU Bloomington and IUPUI School of Informatics, the IU School of Medicine, and Eli Lilly attended an all-day retreat in brisk weather at IU's Bradford Woods. The purpose of the retreat was to identify possible research collaborations and explore changes in the bioinformatics curriculum. Geoffrey Fox, David Wild, Rajarshi Guha, and Gary Wiggins attended from the CICC.
January 26, 2007
Principles of PubChem Course Held at Indiana University
Eric Sayers and Emir Khatipov of the NCBI's User Services staff presented an all-day course on the essentials and power tools for PubChem to faculty, graduate students, and librarians.
January 9, 2007
Rajarshi Guha is 2007 Chemical Structure Association Trust Jacques Emile Dubois award winner (Winter 2006 Newsletter, p. 5)
Rajarshi Guha, post-doctoral fellow in the IU School of Informatics, has been awarded the CSA Dubois Trust Grant for 2007. The award will be used to attend the Gordon Research Conference on Computer-Aided Design in August 2007.
November 13, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- More public data and lots of it. That's what researchers from Indiana University will give drug researchers and scientists with a new set of web services made possible through the Chemical Informatics and Cyberinfrastructure Collaboratory (CICC), a partnership between the Pervasive Technology Labs at Indiana University, the IU School of Informatics, and the IUB Department of Chemistry. The group will be demonstrating the new web services for the first time at this week's annual Supercomputing (SC06) conference in Tampa, Florida. More...
November 12-14, 2006
The 2nd German Conference on Chemoinformatics will be held in Goslar, Germany, November 12-14, 2006. The life-time achievements of one of the founders of the GDCh Chemistry-Information-Computer (CIC) Division and a pioneer of cheminformatics, Johann Gasteiger will be celebrated during the conference. More...
August 18, 2006
Indiana University officials and other dignitaries will cut the ribbon and kick off the first production program on Big Red, the fastest academic supercomputer in the United States, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday (Aug. 22). More...
August 15-16, 2006
CICC, MACE, and Lilly Meeting at IUPUI
Cheminformaticians from the CICC, MACE (the Michigan Alliance for Chmeminformatics Exploration, and Eli Lilly met at the School of Informatics at IUPUI in Indianapolis. Information was shared about ongoing projects, and Rajarshi Guha gave a workshop on web services.
June 16, 2006
Indiana University Bloomington chemist Mu-Hyun Baik has been named one of this year's Cottrell Scholars by the Research Corporation. The scholarships provide $100,000 to promising junior faculty members in the physical sciences. More...
December 2, 2005
The School has received a grant from Microsoft Smart Clients for eScience to develop a prototype of a Web service and intelligent agent-based system for the potential deployment in the pharmaceutical industry. It is expected the development of such tools will enable scientists to more quickly amass the information they need in their decision-making about which chemical compounds are most likely to be safe, effective drugs. More...