Deputy Head of our Information School recognised for globally influential research

Congratulations to Peter Willett, Professor of Information Science, for being awarded honorary membership of the Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society (MGMS).

Honorary membership is awarded to those who have made an excellent and lasting contribution in their field, and for Professor Willett, the accolade recognises a career committed to producing globally influential chemoinformatics research.

Professor Willett said: "I am delighted to receive this mark of recognition, not just for myself but also for my colleagues and PhD students in the Information School's Chemoinformatics Research Group and our many national and international industrial collaborators."

Professor Willett is only the ninth individual to gain honorary membership since the society was founded in 1981, and joins a group of prominent and dedicated academics working in molecular graphics and modelling.

MGMS is an international organization that brings together scientists working in different fields of study (such as chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and computer science) who have a common interest in the development and use of computational techniques for the discovery of novel pharmaceutical and agrochemical molecules.

Peter WillettAbout Professor Willett

Upon completion of his PhD here at Sheffield, Professor Willett was appointed to a lectureship in our Information School in 1979. He currently serves as the school’s Deputy Director of Research alongside his role as Deputy Head.

Professor Willett’s research has gained global recognition, attracting over 30,000 citations in Google Scholar. He has received three prestigious awards from the American Chemical Society, and currently serves on the editorial boards of 15 journals, including the Journal of Chemoinformatics.

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