About the Hansch-Fujita Foundation

The aim of the Hansch-Fujita Foundation is to honor the work of Corwin Hansch and Toshio Fujita, pioneers in QSAR, by showcasing the power of computational analysis to elucidate the relationships between the chemical and physical properties of small molecules and their biological properties. An important function of the society is the selection of a young scholar to receive the Hansch Award (see below) in recognition of their work in this field.

Officers of the Board

Tudor Oprea, University of New Mexico
Yvonne C. Martin, Martin Consulting, Illinois
Alexander Tropsha, University of North Carolina
Cynthia Selassie, Pomona College, California

Members of the Board

Al Leo
Stefan Balaz 
Jeff Blaney


Stefan Balaz 
Jeff Blaney
Heather Carlsson
Hua Gao
Andrew Hopkins 
Jeremy Jenkins
Al Leo
Anna Linusson
Yvonne C. Martin
Jordi Mestres 
Tudor Oprea  
Cynthia Selassie
Alex Tropsha
Rebecca Wade
Renxiao Wang 

Corwin Hansch Award

The award, established in 2000, is named after the late Corwin Hansch who was a pioneer of the interdisciplinary science of QSAR and the late honorary chair of the QSAR and Chemoinformatics Society. It was administered by the Society until 2013 when the Society disbanded.

The awardee is selected from the slate of nominees, all under the age of 40, who is currently active in the field of Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships (QSAR), and who has contributed significantly to the field. QSAR is defined broadly, under the same general topics as presentations and posters at the European Symposium on QSAR and the Gordon Research on Computer-Aided Drug Design. Hence, those who deal with cheminformatics, drug design, physical properties, topological indices, molecular models, docking, protein folding, 3D-QSAR, combinatorial library design, similarity analyses, multivariate statistical analyses, and related topics are eligible. In short, any quantitative connection between biological or physical properties and chemical structure that requires computational techniques is appropriate.

The Hansch Award are presented at the European QSAR Symposia and the Gordon Research Conferences on Computer-Aided Drug Design.