PerkinElmer Sponsors the 46th International Chemistry Olympiad

PerkinElmer Sponsors the 46th International Chemistry Olympiad

August 5, 2014 at 12:00 AM EDT
WHAT: PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on the health and safety of people and the environment, today celebrated the winners of the 46th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO). PerkinElmer sponsored the IChO, an annual academic competition for high school students and one of the International Science Olympiads.

PerkinElmer representatives addressed 1,500 delegates at a closing ceremony attended by Vietnam's Prime Minister and Minister of Education and Training, and awarded prizes to the top ranked competition winners.
WHEN July 20-29, 2014
WHERE: Hanoi, Vietnam
MORE: "The IChO delegates are among the best and brightest chemistry students in the world, and PerkinElmer is honored to sponsor this valuable learning experience." said Karen Madden, President, Informatics, PerkinElmer. "Introducing these future scientists to our solutions provides an innovative way for them to draw chemical structures and encourages them to advance their chemistry education."

In his remarks at the closing ceremony, Phil McHale, product manager for ChemDraw®, PerkinElmer, congratulated the students and mentors for their hard work and dedication and thanked the Vietnamese organizers for a well-run Olympiad.

PerkinElmer's ChemBioDraw® Ultra version 14.0 desktop software offers scientists and students an up-to-date collection of scientifically intelligent applications for chemical structure drawing and analysis combined with biological pathway drawing. A key new feature is the ability to search the SciFinder® database from Chemical Abstracts Service directly from the software with no time-consuming cutting and pasting. The mobile version of the ChemDraw software designed for use with iPad® devices includes PerkinElmer's novel Flick-to-Share™ capability for real-time sharing of chemical structures and reactions.
WINNERS: PerkinElmer awarded the top five winners an iPad® mini™ device , the ChemBioDraw Ultra version 14.0 software, and a subscription to the SciFinder® search service while the next 10 honorees received a copy of the ChemBioDraw Ultra software and a subscription to the SciFinder search service . The top 15 IChO gold medal winners were:
  Sun Jiarui                                         Singapore
  Roman Didenko                                Ukraine
  Pham Mai Phuong                             Vietnam
  Chen Xi                                             Singapore
  Khokhlov Khrystofor                         Ukraine
  Lin, Chung-Yueh                               Taiwan
  Fukunaga Toshiya                             Japan
  Chang, Chien-Hsun                           Taiwan
  He Qilin                                              China
  Richard John Goodwin Simon           United Kingdom
  Hirbod Heidari                                    Iran
  Furkan Bahar                                     Turkey
  Mateusz Szczęsny Szczygieł           Poland
  Bundit Diloknawarit                            Thailand
  Pham Ngan Giang                              Vietnam
ABOUT PERKINELMER: PerkinElmer, Inc. is a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment. The Company reported revenue of approximately $2.2 billion in 2013, has about 7,600 employees serving customers in more than 150 countries, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index. Additional information is available through 1-877-PKI-NYSE, or at www.perkinelmer.com.

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