11th International Conference on Chemical Structures

May 27-31 2018, Noordwijkerhout
The Netherlands

CSA Trust Mike Lynch Award

The CSA Trust Mike Lynch Award is given on a triennial basis to recognize and encourage outstanding accomplishments in education, research and development activities that are related to the systems and methods used to store, process and retrieve information about chemical structures, reactions and properties.

2018 Award - Rudy Potenzone

The Chemical Structure Association Trust (CSA Trust) will present the triennial Mike Lynch Award to Dr. Rudy Potenzone at the Noorwijkerhout conference. The purpose of the Award is to recognize and encourage outstanding accomplishments in education, research and development activities that are related to the systems and methods used to store, process and retrieve information about chemical structures, reactions and properties, and the award is named after Professor Mike Lynch, who was a pioneer in cheminformatics and the Honorary President of the Chemical Structure Association.

Rudy Potenzone is a seasoned veteran in molecular modeling, cheminformatics, and bioinformatics, and as well as being an expert practitioner of the art, he has led teams to deliver cutting-edge software products for researchers and scientists for over 25 years. He thus fully embodies the characteristics required of a recipient of the Mike Lynch Award.

Rudy’s career and contributions have spanned the whole gamut of informatics disciplines that impact the biopharma industry; and they have also kept pace with and anticipated the evolution of informatics tools from individual, chemistry-focused, point applications to today’s open source, cloud-based, bench-to-bedside informatics platforms.

A detailed description of his achievements can be found on the webpage of the CSA Trust: https://csa-trust.org/tag/mike-lynch-award/

Previous Recipients

  • 2014 - The InChi Team (Steve Heller, Alan McNaught, Igor Pletnev, Steve Stein and Dmitrii Tchekhovskoi)
  • 2011 - Dr. Engelbert Zass, ETH Zurich
  • 2008 - Prof. Alexander Lawson, Elsevier Information Systems GmbH
  • 2005 - Prof. Johnny Gasteiger, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 2002 - Prof. Peter Willett, University of Sheffield