Speaking of the CASE review article in Progress in NMR, I thought I would take the opportunity to mention the upcoming session on Computer Aided Structure Identification that will take place at the SMASH 2008 Conference in Santa Fe New Mexico in September.
One of the presenters in the session will be none other than Mikhail E. Elyashberg who has made tremendous contributions to this area. In his presentation he plans to lay out the 40 year history of CASE and I am sure it will be a terrific presentation.
8 years ago Mikhail was one member of a team of 4 who received the State Award of the Russian Federation for their pioneering work into the automated analysis of complex compounds. It is great to see Mikhail continue to work, publish, and present on this topic.
Rich Beger from the National Center for Toxicological Research and Richard Newmark will also be presenting in this session.
Not to mention that Gary Martin (another Co-author of the CASE article in Progress in NMR) is slated to speak in the New Experimental NMR Techniques session.
So there's a number of reasons for you to get away from the lab for a few days in September and attend SMASH 2008.