2019 Volume 20 Pages 23-28
Prof. Kimito Funatsu received the Honor Award in Division of Chemoinformatics, the Chemical Society of Japan in the 42th Annual Meeting of Chemoinformatics held on Nov. 28th 2019. The awarding recognizes his significant contributions in the development of the cheminformatics discipline in the world as well as in Japan. His research efforts extend over multiple domains such as (i) system development including elucidation of chemical structures and prediction of organic reactions, (ii) quantitative structure activity relationship (QSAR), (iii) quantitative structure property relationship (QSPR), and (iv) international collaborations in chemoinformatics. In the present review, we focus on chemoinformatics in the world as well as in Japan based on “Special issue dedicating to Honor Award: Prof. Kimito Funatsu”, which consists of five invited papers by the world-famous distinguished foreign researchers, and six papers from domestic researchers. Taking these papers into consideration, we try to discuss the meanings of the Honor Award dedicating to Prof. Kimito Funatsu.