July 07, 2014
EurJIC and ChemMedChem Prizes at the Gordon Conference on Metals in Medicine
EurJIC and ChemMedChem are both journals of ChemPubSoc Europe, an organization of 16 European chemical societies that share a commitment to scientific excellence, to publishing ethics, and to the highest standards in publication. In line with these aims, these journals awarded prizes for the best posters at the Gordon Research Conference on Metals in Medicine Defining the Future of Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry, held in Andover, NH, between June 22 and June 27, 2014. Alan B. Packard and Michael J. Hannon were Chairs of this year's conference. Co-Chairs Katherine J. Franz (front row, first from the left) and Nils Metzler-Nolte (back row, first from the left), who are going to act as Chairs of the conference in 2016, are shown with the six prizewinners, listed below (in alphabetical order according to surname) with the titles of their posters.
Poster prizes were awarded to:
Stacey Barnaby (Northwestern University) Probing the Inherent Stability of siRNA Immobilized on Nanoparticle Constructs
Insiya Fidai (Ohio State University) Inactivation of Sortase A Mediated by Metal ATCUN Complexes
Steve Po-Yam Li (City University of Hong Kong) Mitochondria-Targeting Cyclometalated Iridium(III) Poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) Complexes with Tunable Photodynamic Activity
Martin Ross (The Ohio State University) Insights into the Reactivity and Binding of Catalytic Metallodrugs Targeting the IRES RNA of HCV
Kevin Siters (SUNY Buffalo) Targeting the Human Telomeric G-Quadruplex Using Modified Zn(II) Macrocycles
Lindsey van Gemeren (University of Birmingham) Multimodal Imaging Agents for In Vivo Cell Tracking
The prize was the book Bioinorganic Medicinal Chemistry edited by Enzo Alessio, who is a member of the Editorial Board of EurJIC.
The June Issue of ChemMedChem is also dedicated to Metals in Medicine. The Special Issue Guest Editor is Prof. Seth M. Cohen (University of California, San Diego, USA), a member of ChemMedChem's International Advisory Board. Prof. Cohen spoke on the opening evening of the conference on ''The Future of Metallopharmaceuticals'', a topic covered nicely in his Special Issue Editorial.