hiruvananthapuram, May 16 – To keep students abreast of the latest trends and developments in computational chemistry, Srinivasa Ramanujan Institute for Basic Sciences (SRIBS) is organising a four-day national workshop on the subject here.
A bevy of distinguished scientists from reputed organisations across the country will speak in the Computational Chemistry workshop scheduled to be held at Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management – Kerala (IIITM – K), Technopark from May 31 to June 3.
Among others, Prof. SR Gadre, Academic Chair, IIT Kanpur; Prof. ED. Jemmis, IISER, Trivandrum; Dr N Sastry, IICT, Hyderabad; Dr. S. Kulkarni, Vlife Science Technologies, Pune; Prof. RN Shirsat, Goa University and Dr V Subramanian, CLRI, Chennai will deliver lectures on specialised topics.
Some of the topics that will be covered are, basics of QM calculations, MO, HF, and MP2 theories and basics of CI and DFT, introduction to force field methods and molecular dynamics, and modeling catalytic processes and biological systems.
Eminent researchers will also make special talks to demonstrate the potential application of computational methods in solving specific research problems. Hands-on sessions to help students understand the various aspects of molecular modelling through practical exercises will be another highlight.
Computational chemistry is a branch of chemistry that uses the principles of computer science for solving chemical problems.
The workshop targets final year chemistry post-graduate students, research scholars and young teachers and has earmarked specific seats for each.
SRIBS is a capacity building initiative of Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment (KSCSTE). For more details about the application process and the workshop, please visit http://kscste.kerala.gov.in/colloq5.htm.