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CAS Announces the 2015 SciFinder® Future Leaders in Chemistry and First-Ever Alumni Program

August  7th,   2015

Joint programs uniquely bring together international students and researchers spanning a broad range of chemistry-related disciplines

Columbus, Ohio (August 7, 2015) – Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), the world’s authority for chemical information, announced today the 2015 SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry. Twenty Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers will have an exclusive opportunity to share their insights on the information and workflow needs of scientists around the world, and to help develop innovative strategies to ensure these needs are met in the future.

Additionally, this year CAS introduces the SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry Alumni program, which welcomes back past participants to continue to help shape the future of chemistry-related information. With the two programs being held concurrently, both new participants and alumni will have enriched experiences as they network with scientists from around the globe. Given the breadth of coverage in SciFinder, the program uniquely appeals to researchers with backgrounds that span a broad range of chemistry and related-scientific disciplines – more than any other program if its kind.

While in Columbus, participants get a behind-the-scenes look at how CAS scientists collect and organize the world’s scientific disclosures, creating valuable content and research solutions that enable discovery and facilitate workflows. The group will also have opportunities to present their research in a poster session, take part in career and leadership development workshops and learn advanced SciFinder search techniques. At the conclusion of the program, many of the participants will travel to Boston to attend the 250th ACS National Meeting & Exposition.

Awarded for their academic accomplishments and the scientific merit of their research, the 2015 SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry are:

  • Johannes Ahrens, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
  • Anastasia Artemyeva, University of North Dakota, United States
  • Damian Beauchamp, The Ohio State University, United States
  • Paula Carolina Pires Bueno, São Paulo State University – UNESP, Brazil
  • Ken Ellis-Guardiola, University of Chicago, United States
  • Manuela Jörg, Monash University, Australia
  • Anne Klewe, TU Braunschweig, Germany
  • Anita Kármen Kovács, University of Szeged, Hungary
  • Tae-woo Kwon, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
  • Martha Leyte-Lugo, Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán, Mexico
  • Quentin Michaudel, The Scripps Research Institute, United States
  • Sanjoy Mukherjee, Indian Institute of Science, India
  • Masaya Nakajima, Chiba University, Japan
  • Pierrick Ondet, Nice Sophia Antipolis University, France
  • Felix Rizzuto, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Stafford W. Sheehan, Yale University, United States
  • Subathra Sinniah, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Bo Song, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
  • Ming-Chia Tsai, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
  • Maarten Vergaelen, Ghent University, Belgium

“Since its launch in 2010, this program has brought together researchers from around the globe to share ideas with each other as well as with scientists at CAS,” said Christine McCue, vice president of marketing at CAS. “The evolution of SciFinder, as you know it today and what it will become in the future, has been influenced by our SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry participants past and present. Their insights have helped guide development and inspire innovation across our organization. We look forward to a week of insightful discussions among this esteemed network of Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers, the CAS team, other ACS colleagues, and dedicated scientists who share our passion for research.”

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CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, is dedicated to the ACS vision of improving people's lives through the transforming power of chemistry. The CAS team of highly trained scientists identifies, aggregates, and organizes all publicly disclosed chemistry information, creating the world's most valuable collection of content that is vital to innovation worldwide. Scientific researchers, patent professionals and business leaders around the world rely on a suite of research solutions from CAS that enables discovery and facilitates workflows to fuel tomorrow’s innovation.

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