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CHITEL/QUITEL 2019 Conference on Theoretical Chemistry in Montréal (25-30 Aug. 2019)

QUITEL or CHITEL is the annual conference of theoretical and computational chemists whose language of expression is Latin-based, e.g. French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, etc.

The conference will feature some of the finest researchers from around the world including:

  • Paul Ayers (McMaster University, Canada)
  • André Bandrauk (Université de Sherbrooke, Canada)
  • Victor Batista (Yale University, USA)
  • Carlo Gatti (Instituto di Scienze e Tecnologie Molecolari CNR-ISTM, Italy)
  • Jean-Michel Gillet (CentraleSupélec, France)
  • Ana Martinez (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico)
  • Louis Massa (City University of New York, USA)
  • Joëlle Pelletier (Université de Montréal, Canada)
  • Alejandro Toro-Labbé (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile)
  • Piero Ugliengo (Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy)

Abstract submission and registration will close soon. Students and postdocs have special discounted registration.

Please visit the conference website: www.concordia.ca/chitel2019

Summer school / Graduate course: Modeling and Simulations

We are glad to announce the first International Graduate Summer School in Modeling and Simulations across Molecular Science and Engineering which will take place on July 8-12, 2019, at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Note that this summer school is offered as a certified 3-credit graduate multi-disciplinary course (CHEM 650) for Canadian students, and that free room and board is provided to all participants not residing in the Montreal area. Partial or full tuition fee waivers are also available for out-of-province and international students on a competitive basis and for a limited time.

This course presents the theory, concepts, tools and techniques of modern modeling and computer simulations, and provides a very broad overview of their various fields of application across chemistry, biochemistry, biology, physics and engineering. It will span a broad spectrum of modeling, from electronic structure calculations of small molecules as well as the solid state, (bio)molecular docking and molecular dynamics simulations, multi-scale modeling of complex systems, to emerging technologies driven by artificial intelligence. Typical systems modeled include organic molecules, peptides and proteins, nucleic acids, polymers and inorganics, with applications to process engineering, materials design, nanotechnology, drug discovery and quantum computing. The course includes a significant practical component where students acquire hands-on experience with commonly used computer simulation software, from the desktop to state-of-the-art supercomputing infrastructures, and with simulation analysis, automation, scripting and the tools of efficient advanced research computing. Various sessions will be taught by highly recognized experts in the field (a list of confirmed guest speakers and partner organizations is available on the website).

For more information and registration, please visit: Summer School Those of you interested should take the necessary steps to register asap as space is limited (and so is the number of tuition fee waivers).

Hoping to see many of you at the Summer School for what promises to be a great educational experience!

All the best,

Gilles Peslherbe, on behalf of the academic team