MGMS Frank Blaney Award

To support postdoctoral and young independent researchers, and to remember MGMS founder member Dr Frank Blaney, the MGMS has established the MGMS Frank Blaney Award (formerly the MGMS Silver Jubilee Award). This is awarded to outstanding young researchers in the field.

The call for 2018 nominations can be downloaded here.


MGMS Silver Jubilee Award

The MGMS Silver Jubilee Award was renamed in 2018 to the MGMS Frank Blaney Award in memory of Dr Frank Blaney, a founder member of the MGMS.

10th MGMS Silver Jubilee Award was won by:

University of Bristol
10th MGMS Silver Jubilee Award tankard – David Glowacki

The MGMS is delighted to award the 10th MGMS Silver Jubilee Prize to Dr David Glowacki. Dr Glowacki graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003, but then moved to the UK, obtaining an MA from Manchester University in 2004 and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Leeds in 2008. He currently holds a Royal Society Research Fellowship at the University of Bristol and is a visiting scholar at Stanford University. Dr Glowacki’s work embraces both the sciences and the arts, exploring the interface between the two in terms of human perception; he has published in the fields of dynamics and non-equilibrium system simulations, but also scientific visualisation and digital aesthetics. The award recognises his ongoing, interdisciplinary work.

Past Recipients

10th MGMS Silver Jubilee Prize Awarded to Dr David Glowacki, University of Bristol, UK.
9th MGMS Silver Jubilee Prize Awarded to Prof. Sereina Riniker , ETH Zürich, Switzerland.
8th MGMS Silver Jubilee Prize Awarded to Dr Peter Kolb, Philipps-University, Marburg, Germany.
7th MGMS Silver Jubilee Prize Awarded to Robert Paton, University of Oxford, UK.
6th MGMS Silver Jubilee Prize Awarded to Lynn Kamerlin, Uppsala University, UK.
5th MGMS Silver Jubilee Prize Awarded to Marcel Swart, Institut de Química Computacional, Universitat de Girona, Spain.
4th MGMS Silver Jubilee Prize Awarded to Andreas Bender, Unilever Centre for Molecular Informatics, University of Cambridge, UK.
3rd MGMS Silver Jubilee Prize Awarded to Cherif Matta, Mount Saint Vincent University & Dalhousie University, Canada.
2nd MGMS Silver Jubilee Prize Awarded to Graeme Day, University of Southampton, UK.
1st MGMS Silver Jubilee Prize Awarded to Nick Besley, University of Nottingham, UK.

JMGM / MGMS Graphics Prize

We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2012 JMGM/MGMS Graphics Prize, co-sponsored by Elsevier and the Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society (MGMS), for the best piece of artwork in the annual volume. The primary criteria for the prize are the visual impact of the image and the scientific information that it conveys. The prize is judged by the two editors of the journal and a committee member of the MGMS.

2012 JMGM/MGMS Graphics Prize was awarded to:

School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
Renaissance Computing Institute, North Carolina, USA

for Figure 23 of his article entitled, “Quaternion Maps of Global Protein Structure” [Hanson, A.J. & Thakur, S. J. Mol. Graphics Mod.38, 256-278 (2012)]

Past Winners

Volume 29 Dr Christian Kandt for Figure 1 in
Raunest M. & Kandt C. J. Mol. Graphics Mod.29, 895-905 (2011)
Volume 28 Professor Steven Plotkin for Video provided as Supplementary Information in:
Abrahamsson E. & Plotkin, S.S. J. Mol. Graphics Mod.28, 140-145 (2010).
Volume 27 Professor Bijaya Karki for Figure 16 in:
Bhattaraia, D. & Karki, B. B. J. Mol. Graphics Mod.27, 951-968 (2009).