The "QBIC Topics" is a new activity of the QBIC Society. In these monthly panel meetings, a discussion leader speaks with a number of invited experts on a topic that is of interest to the wider QBIC community. Each meeting starts with a general introduction of the topic by the discussion leader, followed by short statements by the invited experts and a general discussion between the panel members. The audience can participate with questions or comments.
For the third QBtopIC event, scheduled on 10 June 2021 at 16:30 CEST, Giovanni Li Manni has invited Werner Dobrautz and Nikolay Bogdanov for a discussion on the Electronic Structure of Polynuclear Transition Metal Clusters via Multiconfigurational Wave Functions.
In honour of the first two recipients of the QBIC Society Awards, we will hold a two-day mini online symposium on the 5th and 7th of July 2021. We are delighted to have secured a number of excellent international speakers across the fields of theoretical, computational, and synthetic chemistry. The program featuring the speaker line-up, titles of talks and times (CET) can be found here.
The winner of the 2020 award is Dr. Martin Srnec (J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry). The award recognizes the outstanding contributions of Dr. Srnec to the theoretical treatment of chemical reactivity, specifically the development of the concept of (a)synchronicity of electron and proton transfer and its application to hydrogen-abstraction reactions, as well as the theoretical description of kinetic energy distribution within reactive modes in relation to reaction selectivity.
The winner of the 2021 award is Dr. Ragnar Björnsson (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion). The award recognizes the outstanding contributions of Dr. Björnsson to the understanding of biological nitrogen reduction, in particular his quantum chemical investigations on the electronic structure and properties of the iron–molybdenum cofactor (FeMoco) of Nitrogenase, its vanadium analogue, as well as on the nature of intermediate forms adopted by the cofactor along the catalytic cycle of biological nitrogen reduction.
The award winners will present their research in the forthcoming symposium of the QBIC Society in July. The online symposium will be held using Zoom.
The Quantum Bio·Inorganic Chemistry Society was founded in 2018 with the purpose of bringing together scientists from academia and industry who are working in the broad fields of theoretical and computational inorganic, bioinorganic, and biological chemistry. Our aim is to encourage, support, and promote all aspects of research and knowledge exchange in these areas of science.
Among the activities of the Society are the organization of regular international scientific meetings, the support of summer/winter schools targeted at young scientists, and the coordination of networking actions.
The Society plays a key role in connecting the international community of computational chemists that are active in method development or applications within the scope of inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry. Application for membership is open to any individual from all over the world.
The 5th Quantum Bio-Inorganic Chemistry Conference took place in Marseille in July 2019, with more than 70 participants from all over the world. The organizing committee thanks all contributors for making this a truly great meeting!
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