5th Hansch Award to Rebecca Wade


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The Corwin Hansch Award 2004 went to Rebecca C. Wade at EML Research GmbH and EMBL. Dr. Wade is, despite her young age, a mature scientist. She is using molecular modeling methods like molecular dynamics, Brownian dynamics, electrostatic calculations, and comparative modeling to understand phenomena involved in protein structure and function, protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions, and, recently, in cellular dynamics. The results have been summarized in well over 100 peer-reviewed papers. She is the Editor of the Journal of Molecular Recognition, an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Computer-aided Molecular Design, the Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling; and Biopolymers, and a member of “Faculty of 1000” for the “Theory and Simulation” section. We are looking forward to further insightful results in the future. Congratulations.
Some details from Dr. Wade’s CV:
1977-1982 Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School, Canterbury, UK
1982-1985 B. A. Hons. Physics, University of Oxford, UK
1985-1988 D.Phil. Molecular Biophysics, University of Oxford, UK
Research Experience  
1985-1988 Postgraduate research, Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, University of Oxford, UK (Dr. P.J. Goodford)
1988-1991 Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, USA
(Prof. J. A. McCammon) 
Oct-Nov 1991 Visiting Scientist, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA (Prof. P. Wolynes)
April 1993  Visiting Scientist, Center for Molecular Genetics, University of California, San Diego, USA (Prof. R. Doolittle)
1992 - 2001  Group leader, “Molecular Modelling, Simulation and Design” Group, Structural and Computational Biology Programme, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg 
Feb 2001 - Group Leader, ”Molecular and Cellular Modeling” Group
EML Research, Heidelberg, Germany
Feb 2001 - Visiting Group Leader, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
Teaching Experience  
1991-2003  Lecturer at and organizer of intensive courses in various aspects of computational biology/drug design in Heidelberg, Berlin, Houston and Uppsala
2001-2003 Adjunct Professor, International University in Germany, Bruchsal
1991-2003 EMBL and EML Research, Heidelberg, supervision of the thesis work of 8 doctoral and 10 masters (or equivalent level) students taking degrees at various universities in Europe
(a list of Dr. Wade publications on PubMed)

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