MERCURY Conference on Computational Chemistry

MERCURY Conference on Computational Chemistry
Event on 2017-07-20 14:00:00
The main conference extends from the afternoon of Thursday, July 20th to 1PM Saturday, July 22nd.  A post-conference MolSSI Coding Workshop will follow on Saturday, July 22nd and Sunday July 23rd for the first 30 registrants who sign up for the workshop in ths online registration form. Please check the conference program for other details.  Keynote Speakers: Here are this year's confirmed speakers giving talks in the mornings of July 21 and 22, 2017. NANDINI ANANTH, Professor, Cornell University VALENTINO COOPER, R&D Staff Member, Oak Ridge National Lab REVATI KUMAR, Professor, Louisiana State University KATRINA LEXA, Scientist, Denali Therapeutics THERESA WINDUS, Professor, Iowa State University EVA ZUREK, Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo Conference Program: Please check the conference program for other details.  Thursday, July 20 02:00-06:00 pm   Conference check-in 06:00-08:00 pm   Picnic 08:00-11:59 pm  Social gathering at J100 on campus Friday, July 21 08:30-08:40 am   Opening remarks  08:40-09:40 am   Keynote talk I 09:40-10:40 am  Keynote talk II 11:00-12:00 pm  Keynote talk III 01:30:03:00 pm   Students' 2-minute oral talks  03:00-04:15 pm   Poster session I 04:15-05:30 pm   Poster session II 05:30-07:00 pm  Dinner 08:00-11:59 pm  Social gathering at J100 on campus Saturday, July 22 09:00-10:00 am   Keynote talk IV 10:00-11:00 am   Keynote talk V 11:20-12:20 pm   Keynote talk VI 12:20-01:30 pm   Lunch 01:30-02:30 pm   Conference checkout for general registrants. Those who signed up for the MolSSI workshop stay. MolSSI Coding Workshop: A special feature this year will be a coding workshop in the afternoon of July 22 and morning ofJuly 23, 2017 organized by Molecular Sciences Software Institute (MolSSI) that will be open to up to 30 attendants. MolSSI is pleased to announce a workshop for MERCURY attendees to learn beginning programming skills. During the workshop you will learn some basics of running and analyzing molecular dynamics simulations using OpenMM and MDTraj, how to use GitHub as a repository for software, how to make modifications to these software packages, and how to submit those changes for inclusion in the GitHub repository. Paul Nerenberg (California State University, Los Angeles), Lee-Ping Wang (University of California, Davis), and Theresa Windus(Iowa State University) will lead you through hands-on exercises and simulations. Each student is expected to bring their own laptop and to complete an interactive, free Python tutorial before the workshop. Specific reading, software download (+ installation) instructions, and instructional materials will be provided after registration. The tentative schedule is listed below.Saturday, July 22 1:30-3:45 pm   Review of basic Python concepts; intro to MD with OpenMM 3:45-4:15 pm   Coffee/Snack break 4:15-5:45 pm   Intro to MD (cont.); basic MD trajectory analysis and visualization with MDTraj Sunday, July 23 8:45-9:45 am             Git and GitHub 9:45-10:15 am           Coffee/snack break 10:15 am-12:00 pm   Putting it together: making a new feature in OpenMM, logging the changes with Git, and pushing them to GitHub 12:00 pm-1:30 pm      Lunch Everyone departs Other Conference Details: Mainstays of the MERCURY Conference include six speakers who present excellent talks that provide background and specific findings in their respective fields, plus an Undergraduate Poster Session and evening social networking events. This conference is an excellent forum for undergraduates to present their work and to learn from experts in the field, allowing them to put their own research into perspective.  It is equally valuable as a networking event for faculty working with undergraduates.  Undergraduates from all types of institutions are invited to come present their work.  Students who have graduated from college and have not begun their graduate work are also invited to present.  Graduate students and postdoctoral associates may attend to learn about working effectively with undergraduate research students. Fees: Conference fees for those coming from non-MERCURY groups are 0 for faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students, 0 for guests needing meals and housing, and 0 for undergraduate students. The fee covers registration, housing, and meals from 2PM Thursday, July 20th to 1PM Saturday, July 22nd or (1PM Sunday, July 23rd if you are attending the MolSSI workshop). You can pay for it online using a credit card, or offline by sending a check or money order along with your registration confirmation to MERCURY ConsortiumOffice of the VP of Academic Affairs and ProvostFurman University3300 Poinsett HighwayGreenville, SC 29613 Conference registration opens in early May and closes Friday, July 7, 2017.  Other details about the conference and information can be found here:

at Furman University
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, United States

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