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Celebrating Computational Biology: A Tribute to Frank Blaney

St. Catherine’s College, Oxford
September 12 - September 15, 2010

This scientific meeting will be held to honour the work done by Frank Blaney, a well-known computational chemist who has worked for many years in the pharmaceutical industry. Within the world of molecular modelling, particularly in respect of drug discovery, Frank is an almost legendary figure who has done some very smart things. The intention of the organizers has been to assemble a world class group of scientists who will discuss their work at the forefront of efforts to apply computers in solving a broad range of problems in the biological sciences.

The COMP Newsletter is available. Download your copy and check out the latest news from the Division. Topics include:

Statement from the Chair
ACS Fellows from the COMP Division
COMP 2009 Election Results
Symposia at the Washington D.C. Meeting
HP Outsanding Junior Faculty Award Program
Chemical Computing Group Excellence Award
COMP Mentor Lunches
Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modeling
Nanoscience Presentations Online
Sponsors for the 238th National ACS COMP Programming
COMP Social Networking Initiative
COMP Announcements

The preliminary program for the 238th National Meeting in Washington DC is available. Download your copy and check out the list of speakers and topics for DC.

$1,000 prize to be awarded at the
238th ACS National Meeting, Washington, D.C.

The Computers in Chemistry Division (COMP) of the ACS will hold the eighth annual Symposium on Emerging Technologies in Computational Chemistry at the American Chemical Society National Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 15-20, 2009. The objective of the symposium is to stimulate, reward, and publicize major methodological advances in computational chemistry.

The talks will be evaluated by a Panel of Experts on the quality of the presentation and the impact that the research will have on the future of computational chemistry and allied sciences. The symposium is ideal for presenting your latest and best research on new techniques, applications and software development. Schrödinger, Inc. sponsors the $1,000 award for the best talk at the symposium.

Inquiries and applications for future meetings should sent to:

Prof. Curt M. Breneman
Director, RECCR Center
Department of Chemistry
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY 12180

The 2009 dues forms are now available as either a PDF document or Microsoft Word document.

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