Outstanding Junior Faculty ACS COMP Award Winners For Spring 2022 National Meeting

Outstanding Junior Faculty ACS COMP Award Winners For Spring 2022 National Meeting

OpenEye Scientific Software congratulates the winners of the OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award. The awards were presented at the Spring 2022 American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Outstanding Junior Faculty Award Winners

  1. Bess Vlaisavljevich, University of South Dakota, CASPT2 molecular geometries for Fe(II) spin-crossover complexes.  >> Visit Vlaisavljevich Research Group's Website
  2. Giulia Palermo, University of California-RiversideEstablishing the allosteric mechanism in CRISPR-Cas9 >> Visit Palermo Lab's Website
  3. Glenn Hocky, NewYork University, Role of small mechanical forces in the function of proteins >> Visit Hocky Research Group's Website
  4. Steven Lopez, Northeastern University, Photodynamics simulations explain photochemical reactivity and selectivities towards strained molecules >> Visit the Lopez Lab's Website

Junior Faculty Presentation Session — March 21

Each of the faculty award winners presented their research on March 21, 2022, in person. Details were as follows:

ACS Computers in Chemistry Awards
  • March 21, 2022, 2 p.m. - 5:40 p.m. Pacific Time
  • Location: Room 24C (San Diego Convention Center)
  • Adrian Roitberg, Organizer, Presider; Carlos Simmerling, Organizer, Presider; Karl Kirschner, Organizer, Presider

Session Presentation Times

  •  2:10 p.m. - Role of small mechanical forces in the function of proteins (3678832)
  • 2:40 p.m. - Photodynamics simulations explain photochemical reactivity and selectivities towards strained molecules (3678826)
  • 3:25 p.m. - Establishing the allosteric mechanism in CRISPR-Cas9 (3678821)
  • 3:55 p.m. - CASPT2 molecular geometries for Fe(II) spin-crossover complexes
  • 4:40 p.m. - Early/Mid-Career Panel (3678828)

For additional details on these presentations, visit ACS' website here.

Awards Presented — March 22

OpenEye presented each recipient with their award during the COMP division poster session on March 22 from 7 - 9 p.m. Details are as follows.

OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award
  • 7 - 9 p.m.  Pacific Time - March 22, 2022
  • Location: Exhibit Hall C (San Diego Convention Center)
  • Adrian Roitberg, Organizer; Carlos Simmerling, Organizer
For additional details, visit the ACS website here.

About the OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award

The OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award is designed to recognize the work of and assist rising new faculty members in gaining visibility within the COMP community. The Award is granted semi-annually at the ACS National Meetings. 

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