20th EuroQSAR Symposium - Closing report, October 29, 2014 10:39

The EuroQSAR Symposia have been taking place since 1973 in different European countries. These Symposia have been major scientific events in the field of computational drug design, with applications in agricultural and environmental sciences.

With its general theme of “Understanding Chemical-Biological Interactions”, the 2014 EuroQSAR symposium not only followed the tradition of previous events in presenting latest trends in QSAR and molecular modeling, but it also explored new grounds, such as representation, visualization and navigation of chemical-biological space, chemo- and bioinformatics approaches to multi-target (Q)SAR, modeling of protein-ligand interactions, computational toxicology in drug and chemical safety assessment, translational bioinformatics, and emerging QSAR and modeling methods. Finally, EuroQSAR 2014 included the Corwin Hansch honored session devoted to grand challenges for QSAR, and conducted as round table on (Q)SAR related European initiatives as well as a special session dedicated to the hot topics on modern techniques in computer-aided drug discovery.

Please find the full closing report at the following the link.

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IJMS Best Paper Award 2014, January 24, 2014 08:29

In 2012 International Journal of Molecular Sciences started to award an annual price to recognize outstanding papers related to chemistry, molecular physics and molecular biology that meet the high standards of this journal. We are pleased to announce the third “IJMS Best Paper Award” for 2014. Nominations were made by the Section Editors-in-Chief of IJMS from all papers published in 2010.

Article Award

1st prize: Parul Vatsa, Lisa Sanchez, Christophe Clement, Fabienne Baillieul and Stephan Dorey
Rhamnolipid Biosurfactants as New Players in Animal and Plant Defense against Microbes

2nd prize: Junko Okuda-Shimazaki, Saiko Takaku, Koki Kanehira, Shuji Sonezaki and Akiyohshi Taniguchi
Effects of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticle Aggregate Size on Gene Expression

3rd prize: Giuseppe Calogero, Gaetano Di Marco, Silvia Cazzanti, Stefano Caramori, Roberto Argazzi, Aldo Di Carlo and Carlo Alberto Bignozzi
Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Using Red Turnip and Purple Wild Sicilian Prickly Pear Fruits


Review Award

1st prize: Kati Hanhineva, Riitta Törrönen, Isabel Bondia-Pons, Jenna Pekkinen, Marjukka Kolehmainen, Hannu Mykkänen and Kaisa Poutanen
Impact of Dietary Polyphenols on Carbohydrate Metabolism

1st prize: Sonia De Pascual-Teresa, Diego A. Moreno and Cristina García-Viguera
Flavanols and Anthocyanins in Cardiovascular Health: A Review of Current Evidence


For more details, please refer to the IJMS Best Paper Award 2014 Editorial.


Earlier Editions of the Award

IJMS Best Paper Award 2012
IJMS Best Paper Award 2013

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