Two computational chemistry conferences, Australia and Italy



Here are two conferences coming up that will be of interest to people in the computational biology/chemistry/biophysics fields. Follow the links for more info!

Computational Chemical Biology, Aug. 6-9 2015, Cairns Australia

“This conference will bring together scientists to discuss multidisciplinary research that leverages computer simulation to address key questions crossing the physical sciences-life sciences/biomedical interface. In particular, the conference will feature sessions focusing on the development and application of novel and state-of-the-art computational tools and technology for solving major problems in the life and biomedical sciences. Topics will include advances in molecular dynamics simulation of enzymes; computational approaches to studying the interaction of drugs, drug transporters and signaling enzymes with lipid membranes; simulation of protein-protein interaction and multi-protein complex enzymatic systems; computational study of signaling pathways; new techniques in computational drug discovery as they apply to enzyme reactivity and dynamics; simulation of allosteric interactions; advances in multi-scale modeling; new techniques for direct simulation of reactivity in biological systems; and the impact of technological advances in computer hardware and software on the field of chemical biology. The conference will feature lectures by established leaders in the fields, as well as encouraging young and talented researchers to present both challenging questions and new ideas for solving them. The aim is to encourage a collegial atmosphere to promote stimulating and insightful discussion while enjoying the beauty of tropical Cairns, Australia.”

European Summerschool in Quantum Chemistry, Sept. 6-19 2015, near Palermo Sicily Italy

“The goal of the school is to introduce the participants to modern methods and computational techniques in quantum chemistry. Participants are assumed to have at least a knowledge of quantum mechanics as represented, for example, by Molecular Quantum Mechanics, P. W. Atkins (Oxford University Press). In addition the participants are assumed to have a basic knowledge of quantum chemistry methodology, in particular the Hartree-Fock method as well as the concepts of Linear combination of atomic orbitals (LCAO) and Slater determinants.”


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