We are pleased to announce that Dr Alison Willows from the University of Brighton, UK has joined the Chemistry Central Journal Editorial Board as a Section Editor for environmental chemistry. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in analytical chemistry and is also an Associate Lecturer with the Open University.
Her research interests are directed towards the development of stand-alone electrochemical sensors for aquatic habitat monitoring; the analysis of heavy metals in the environment and in foodstuffs; and analysis of markers of oxidative stress, with the main aim of overcoming the limitations of current analytical techniques to enable continuous monitoring with little intervention.
Prof. Ronny Priefer from Western New England University, USA has also joined the Editorial Board. His research …
We are delighted to welcome Professor Tingjun Hou to the Editorial Board of Journal of Cheminformatics.
Tingjun Hou is a professor at the College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhejiang University, China where he works on:
• Method development for computer-aided drug design
• Lead discovery for important targets in the kinase family
• Predictions of protein-protein interaction networks
• Prediction of drug resistance in drug discovery
He has been an active contributor to Journal of Cheminformatics, most recently publishing a pair of papers analysing the drug-likeness of traditional Chinese medicines, and we look forward to working with him over the coming months.
We are delighted to welcome Dr Davide Mattia to the Editorial Board of Chemistry Central Journal. Davide is part of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath, and he joins as a Section Editor for the Materials & Polymers section.
Davide’s research interests cover:
(i) Nanostructured materials for catalysis
(ii) Nanostructured membranes for water filtration
Before taking up his current position at Bath, he obtained his PhD in Materials Engineering at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA. He has 30 publications, two patents and two book chapters, and in 2010 he was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship in the area of nanomaterials manufacturing. Further information about his research activity can be found at: …
Congratulations to Antony Williams, who last week was presented with the 2012 Jim Gray eScience Award. The award, named after Jim Gray, a Technical Fellow for Microsoft Research, recognises outstanding contributions to the field of data-intensive computing.
Antony is a member of the Journal of Cheminformatics Editorial Board and one of the founders of ChemSpider – a free chemical structure database providing fast text and structure search access to over 28 million structures. ChemSpider’s aim is to bring together compound data on the web and to improve the quality of public chemistry data sources through a combination of automated checking and crowdsourcing. It is through his work on ChemSpider, making chemistry publically available …
We would like to congratulate the four poster prize winners from the International Mini Symposium on Sensing and Drug Delivery Systems (SDDS12) that was recently held at the University of Bath.
The aim of the meeting, organised by Kazuo Sakurai (Kitakyushu University, Japan) and Chemistry Central Journal Section Editor Tony James (University of Bath, UK), was to discuss current trends in the design of multifunctional drugs and bio-sensing systems.
The talks focused on the current state of the art in nanomaterial synthesis and supramolecular chemistry to design systems with useful functions.
The symposium included a poster session sponsored by Chemistry Central Journal, and the poster prize winners were:
Xiangying Sun (Huaqiao University, China)
Takuma Matsuo …
We are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Jean-Claude Bradley as a co-Editor-in-Chief for Chemistry Central Journal.
Jean-Claude Bradley is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and E-Learning Coordinator for the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University, Philadelphia. He leads the UsefulChem project, a synthetic organic chemistry initiative started in the summer of 2005 to make the scientific process as transparent as possible by publishing all research work in real time to a collection of public blogs, wikis and other web pages. Jean-Claude coined the term Open Notebook Science to distinguish this approach from other more restricted forms of Open Science. In 2008 he created the Open Notebook Science Solubility Challenge to crowdsource …
We are delighted to announce that Egon Willighagen, postdoctoral research associate at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, has joined the Editorial Board of Journal of Cheminformatics.
Egon has a strong interest in open source software and has worked on a number of notable projects including Bioclipse, the Chemistry Development Kit and Jmol. He spent the last three months of 2010 in the group of Peter Murray-Rust at the University of Cambridge working on the text mining tool OSCAR. He took up his current position at the Karolinska Insitute at the start of 2011 to work on applications of cheminformatics in toxicology.
Egon has been a good supporter of the journal over the past year …
We are pleased to announce that Greg Druschel, Assistant Professor of Geochemistry at the University of Vermont, will become co-Editor-in-Chief of Geochemical Transactions in the new year. He will be taking over from Martin Schoonen, who has provided plenty of support for the journal over the years. We would like to thank Martin for all his hard work as he steps down from the position.
Greg has served as Associate Editor of a number of journals, including more than five years with Geochemical Transactions. His editorial experience and support of open access have made him a valuable member of the Editorial Board, and we wish him all the best in working alongside fellow Editors-in-Chief Carla …
The Editorial Board for Chemistry Central Journal is being reorganized into a focused and interactive group of chemists. An eminent Editor-in-Chief has been appointed – Stephen Berry, Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago – as well as a board of Section Editors covering key chemistry subject sections. Several of the founding Chemistry Central Journal Editorial Board members have remained as editorial advisors.
To provide increased visibility and easier access to key chemistry subject areas in Chemistry Central Journal, 8 subject sections have been introduced to replace the 55 subject areas that previously made up the journal. The new sections are:
Materials and Polymers