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 global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

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Elsevier MDL
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