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Elena Herzog

Elena Herzog

Senior Manager in Innovation and Partner Development at Elsevier

About the author: Elena Herzog is a Senior Manager in Innovation and Partner Development at Elsevier and Board Member at InChi Trust. Elena’s current focus is creation of a trustful and collaborative working environment enabling integration of innovative methods in chemistry/pharma research for the benefit of the company, partners and customers. Previously, Elena worked as a Senior Scientist at the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ), Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (Bik-F) in Germany and Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Elena’s achievements include building and managing Data & Modelling Centre to serve multiple and diverse research groups, leading cross-functional teams, preparing and implementing several business and research proposals, managing academic and corporate partnerships, presenting at various scientific conferences as well as publishing in peer review journals. She graduated from King’s College, London (UK) with B.Sc. in Medical Biochemistry, Birkbeck College, London (UK) with M.Sc. in Molecular Modelling and Bioinformatics and completed her Ph.D. in Biochemistry/Biophysics at Max Planck Institute of Biophysics in Frankfurt am Main (Germany).

Posts by Elena Herzog

Interview with Greg Landrum at Elsevier: What are the ingredients of a successful Open Source cheminformatics software?

Posted on November 30th, 2020 in Chemistry

(Written by Elena Herzog in collaboration with Markus Fischer, Gerd Blanke, Jarek Tomczac and Gabrielle Whittick)

RDKit, a collection of cheminformatics and machine learning software, is assisting in solving chemical information challenges. The founder and creator of RDKit, Greg Landrum, was interviewed by the UDM (Unified Data Model) team, facilitated by Elsevier, to share his experience on what the road to success looks like and what ingredients does an open source project need to have to be successful. The learnings from the interview would help to shape the future of the UDM project, which is transferring from its consortium-led Pistoia Alliance model to a community-led model.


Reaxys database search now available from Marvin

Posted on May 8th, 2020 in Chemistry

The number of chemical reactions and substances platforms like Reaxys has grown exponentially in recent years. The challenge for chemical information tools has shifted from exploration of new horizons in the chemistry space to refining and filtering structure and reaction searches to find the exact substances or reactions that one is seeking. As the next step in a long-term collaboration, Reaxys is now connected with ChemAxon’s flagship cheminformatics solution Marvin, making complex structure searches faster and easier, and directly accessible from the desktop application.