December 10, 2012

The 3rd INDO-GERMAN Conference on Modelling Chemical and Biological (Re) Activity @ NIPER, Mohali

The 3rd Indo-German Conference on Modelling Chemical and biological (Re) Activity will be held at NIPER, S.A.S.Nagar from 26th Feb to 1st March, 2013. The 3rd edition of this conference is being held jointly by NIPER, S.A.S.Nagar and IISER, Mohali, the previous two being at Hyderabad in 2007 and Wildbad Kreuth, Germany in 2009.

The Symposium was initiated with the aim of integrating the field of pharmaceutical chemistry with various theoretical computational methods which can help solve the various problems faced in a synthetic chemistry lab. The past two meetings have been successful in identifying the future applications of theoretical methods to molecularly defined problems resulting in appropriate combinations of currently existing methods. These include quantum mechanical methods of varying sophistication as well as simpler parametrized models involving effective potentials.The current edition explores further on the same prospects and will focus even more on the aspect of graduate-level education on selected topics. Together with the poster session involving all participating graduate students this format ensures maximum educational value for all participating graduate students from the German and the Indian side.


To have an Indo-German meeting on interconnecting concepts in computational modeling of chemical reactivity and biological activity. Both fields have in common the challenge of working with large systems at molecular resolution as well as the goal to match existing experimental data with high accuracy. Theoretical methods are expected to provide quantitative models for the rationalization of existing data and for the prediction of the properties of new systems in pharmaceutical and catalysis research. A list of possible subtopics includes:

1. Biological Activity Catalysis
2. Drug-Receptor Interactions
3. Macromolecular Modeling
4. Molecular Dynamics
5. Non-covalent Interactions
6. Property Design
7. Reaction Mechanisms
8. Reactivity Descriptors

Aside from the question of methodological and conceptual exchange, particular emphasis will be given to the training and involvement of younger scientists and the systematic development of an exchange-based cooperative network. To this end the symposium will feature five training sessions on topics of general interest. These training sessions will be given in a workshop format requiring the active involvement of the participation of the audience. A second important element for student involvement is the poster session, which is planned for the first day of the symposium in an open-end format.

Target Audience:

Computational Chemists
Biological Chemists
Organic chemists
Medicinal Chemists
Theoretical Chemists
Bio/pharmacoinformatics Professionals
College Graduates in Chemistry, biology, etc.


Last Date of registration :                         31st December, 2012
Last Date of Abstract Submission:         31st December, 2012

For Registration, CLICK HERE

Online Registration can also be done.

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