COMP's National ACS Meeting Technical Programming
The Computers in Chemistry (COMP) Division is a multidisciplinary group with members from almost every ACS division. This wide diversity provides technical sessions that spans multiple areas of chemistry, biochemistry, informatics and physics. The goal of the COMP Programming Board is to provide the COMP membership and other ACS members the ability to present their research and provide the ability to organize symposia that are of interest to a specific group of scientists.
To reflect the heterogeneous character of the COMP division, the Member Contributed COMP Symposia have included:
Computational Study of Water - Daniel Sindhikara & Tom Kurtzman
Drug Discovery (ADME/Tox, Informatics, Ligand-based, Methodology, Structural Bioinformatics & Target-base) - Yufeng Jane Tseng & Melissa Landon
Materials Science - Christine Aikens
Molecular Mechanics (Applications, Electrostatics & Polarization, Force Field Development, Methodology, and Proteins) - Jana Shen
Quantum Chemistry (Applications, Methodology, and Quantum Dynamics & Monte Carlo Simulations) - Eugene DePrince & Hrant Hratchian
COMP Poster Session and Sci-Mix - H. Lee Woodcock
The Standing Invited Symposia are organized for each meeting (or every other meeting) and highlight a specific area of research that is constantly evolving and of high interest to the COMP membership. These symposia include:
Emerging Technologies in Computational Chemistry - The objective of the symposium is to stimulate, reward, and publicize methodological advances in computational chemistry. A panel of judges select the winning presentation and the speaker awarded a $2500 prize. A subset of abstracts are selected from contributed abstract and each presenter is provided 40 minute to present their research. This symposium takes place during the Sunday afternoon (PM) session at the ACS Fall National Meeting. This symposium is sponsored by Schrödinger, LLC and is organized by Carlos Simmerling; more information can be found here.
Essam Metwaly (Associate Principal Scientist at Merck)
Additionally, special topic themed symposia are often run as member contributed symposia. Please see the Call for Papers for specific meetings for a full listing of available symposia.
Abstracts submitted to the Member Contributed COMP Symposia (oral) benefit from:
Each speaker is provided 20-30 minutes to present his or her work
Talks on a common subject are presented together, providing the audience and speakers a cohesive experience
The COMP Programming Board
The COMP Programming Board oversees the organization of the COMP technical program at ACS national meetings. The Programming Board works very hard to ensure that the COMP technical programs are consistently outstanding.
H. Lee Woodcock, PhD (Chair), University of South Florida
Maria Nagan, PhD (Co-Chair), Stony Brook University
Alex Dickson, PhD (Co-Chair), Michigan State University
Christine Aikens (Material Science), PhD, Kansas State University
Eugene DePrince, PhD (Quantum Mechanics), Florida State University
Hrant Hratchian, PhD (Quantum Mechanics), University of California, Merced
Daniel Sindhikara, PhD (Computational Studies of Water), Schrödinger LLC
Tom Kurtzman, PhD (Computational Studies of Water), Lehman College
Melissa Landon, PhD (Drug Design), Cyclica
Yufeng Jane Tseng, PhD (Drug Design), National Taiwan University
Ashley Ringer McDonald, PhD, (Undergraduate Programming), University of South Florida
Carlos Simmerling, PhD, (Awards), Stony Brook University
Adrian Roitberg, PhD, (Awards), University of Florida
Karl Kirschner, PhD, (Awards), I Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
To organize a symposium for an ACS National Meeting, contact Prof. H. Lee Woodcock (hlw AT usf.edu), or fill out the submission form here