10 Nov 2021
We sadly note the passing of Igor Pletnev who was the developer and caretaker of the InChI software algorithm for over 15 years, first at NIST and then at the InChI Trust. Igor was a true professional at all times. He will be missed and dearly remembered for all of his outstanding work by all of us at InChI Trust and the global community of InChI developers and users. Over the years Igor made great contributions to the InChI project. His knowledge of both chemistry and computer programming made him a unique person to carry out all these tasks while interacting with chemists around the world on an almost daily basis. While there were many demands on his work efforts with the InChI algorithm, Igor always was calm and friendly to all and got everything done to the satisfaction of all involved.
1 Sep 2021
The InChI Trust added two new positions to help advance the extension of the InChI code as well as its awareness and use across the community.
- Gerd Blanke (email@example.com) is the Technical Director for the Trust. He is working closely with the working groups to help move the various activities to delivery in next versions of the code. Gerd has held senior positions in information technology and services across the research area of life science and chemical industry. His business development skills span chemical and bio informatics, databases, data analytics, business Intelligence, project management, and management. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gerd-blanke-b13115).
- Rudy Potenzone (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the Director of Outreach and Marketing, including extensions to the website, a newsletter (InChI OUTREACH), and a program to reach out to potential new sponsors, developers and users. Rudy is an accomplished executive with a proven track record of developing products for life science informatics, knowledge management, workflow systems and electronic lab notebooks. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rudypoten).
15 Dec 2020
InChI v1.06 (https://rudysite.flywheelsites.com/downloads/) is now available. This new version includes pseudo-atoms, which have a variety of uses including an improved description of polymers. There are also various bug-fixes and technical changes which will be very useful for programmers but which will probably not be noticed by everyone who uses the code just to generate standard InChI. The initial work for contracts for organometallics, coordination compounds, inorganics, and extended tautomers has been completed and the working groups are now analyzing and discussing the resulting work to determine the next VU steps. News Archive