Elsevier MDL Excellence in Informatics Fellowship Awarded by Indiana University

Field of Cheminformatics supported by leading STM publisher

SAN LEANDRO, CA and BLOOMINGTON, IN − September 7, 2005 − Elsevier MDL and the Indiana University School of Informatics are pleased to announce that the 2005 Elsevier MDL Excellence in Informatics Fellowship has been awarded to Xiao Dong. He will enter the School of Informatics in the fall as the first doctoral student with this fellowship.

Dong has a background in both chemistry and computer science. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemical physics from the University of Science and Technology of China and his master’s degree in Computing from Marquette University. In addition, he conducted graduate work in chemistry, bioinformatics and electrical engineering.

Dean of the School of Informatics, J. Michael Dunn said, “I am pleased that we had a candidate of Dong’s caliber apply to the program. His background shows an interest and aptitude ideal for our School of Informatics. I look forward to hearing about his successful endeavors.”

“We support the School’s interdisciplinary program combining life sciences, chemistry and information technology as it will produce researchers skilled in the area of cheminformatics,” said Dr. Phil McHale, vice president of Market and Corporate Communications at Elsevier MDL. “Elsevier MDL is proud to sponsor this fellowship. We wish Xiao Dong the best in his studies at the School of Informatics.”


About Indiana University School of Informatics
The IU School of Informatics was established in 2000 – the first and the largest of its kind in the nation – has nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in programs at campuses in Bloomington, Indianapolis and South Bend.

The School offers a unique, interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on developing specialized skills and knowledge of information technology in a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in bioinformatics, chemical informatics, health informatics, human-computer interaction, laboratory informatics and media arts and science. Each degree is an interdisciplinary endeavor that combines course work and field experiences from a traditional subject area or discipline with intensive study of information and technology. For more information, visit the School’s Web sites: www.informatics.indiana.edu, www.informatics.iupui.edu and www.informatics.iusb.edu


About Elsevier MDL
Elsevier MDL provides informatics, database and workflow solutions that accelerate successful life sciences R&D by improving the speed and quality of scientists’ decision making. Researchers around the world depend on Elsevier MDL for innovative and reliable discovery informatics software solutions and services augmented by 400 Elsevier chemistry and life sciences journals and related products. Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Elsevier is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world-leading publisher and information provider. Reed Elsevier's ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence,and ClinicalKey—and publishes over 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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Dr. Phil McHale
Elsevier MDL
VP, Market & Corporate Communications
Phone: (510) 357-2222 ext. 3541
p.mchale@mdl.com