The Computational Chemistry GRS provides a unique forum for young doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to present their work, discuss new methods, cutting edge ideas, and pre-published data, as well as to build collaborative relationships with their peers. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate active participation in scientific discussion to allow all attendees to be engaged participants rather than spectators.
"Modelling and Simulations to Understand Chemical Systems" encapsulates the central focus of this gathering. Over the course of two stimulating days, this seminar will provide a dynamic and collaborative platform for young researchers to share their latest breakthroughs, exchange novel ideas, and foster cross-disciplinary collaborations in the rapidly evolving realm of computational chemistry, data science, and cheminformatics. Computational chemistry has emerged as an indispensable tool for unravelling the complexities of chemical systems, ranging from small molecules to large biomolecular complexes and advanced materials. By leveraging theoretical models and advanced simulations, researchers can gain deep insights into the fundamental principles governing chemical phenomena, paving the way for groundbreaking advancements across scientific disciplines.
Participants from diverse fields - including chemistry, physics, data science, and related disciplines - are encouraged to apply and submit an abstract for a poster or an oral presentation. Poster presentations and discussion sessions will focus on an array of topics including, but not limited to, quantum mechanics and electronic structure methods, molecular dynamics and multi scale modelling, reaction kinetics and mechanisms, machine learning and cheminformatics, as well as drug design and materials discovery.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 14, 2024. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.