During the opening ceremony of the (online) CHAINS conference on 8 December, we announced the winners. This year we have two!
The winning workshop is:
'Artificial Intelligence for Natural Product Drug Discovery'
Marnix H. Medema - Wageningen University/Leiden University
Gerard van Westen - Leiden University
Anna Hirsch - Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland
Roger Linington - Simon Fraser University
Serina L. Robinson - Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology
This proposal was very well received by the evaluation committee:
'Goals are excellent fit with Lorentz Center setting, commendable attention to teaching goals as well and inclusion by inviting all participants as co-author of envisaged outcome publication. Excellent program also for virtual and hybrid options.'
And the runner up:
'Electrifying Chemistry: From Fundamentals to Industrial Applications'
Amanda Garcia – University of Amsterdam
Ning Yan – University of Amsterdam
Timothy Noël – University of Amsterdam
Siegfried R. Waldvogel - Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
Elena Pérez-Gallent - TNO Delft
Comments of the evaluation committee:
'Hot and timely topic in chemistry! Various and diverse elements of program (lectures/tutorial/group activities/poster competition). Excellent diversity of participants (gender, geogr, junior/senior), industrial participation helps direct implementation of ideas!'
We congratulate the winners and we look forward to organize these high quality workshops with them in 2021.