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"Progress in theoretical chemistry: Biomolecules and Materials" Symposium (Sitges, June 25-29, 2017)

Next year (2017) at the XXXVI Reunión Bienal de la Real Sociedad Española de Química we (Gonzalo Jiménez-Osés, Núria López and myself) will be organizing a two-day symposium on Theoretical Chemistry with as theme Biomolecules and Materials:
Theoretical and computational chemistry play a major role in the development of chemical processes, and has become an essential tool of (bio)chemical studies. In the field of catalysis, the study of mechanisms is fundamental for understanding and improving the reactions, which is often done using DFT. Also in other fields has computational chemistry become the leading tool to find new discoveries. In this symposium we focus on three topics: (i) chemical bonding, (ii) biomolecular structure and (iii) functional materials. Within the five sessions these three topics will be amply discussed by experts in the field, together with other general topics such as excited states and catalysis. The following invited speakers have been so kind to accept our in…

Bratislava Declaration for Young Researchers

The future of research is in the hands of young researchers, and therefore the Young Academy of Europe is providing input and advice from a younger generation's perspective – a vital requirement to shape EU-wide Science Policy for the prospering of science in Europe for future generations. One of the most recent outcomes is the Bratislava Declaration of Young Researchers.

In the past few months the Slovak Presidency of the EU, together with the European Commission (DG Research) brought together a team of young researchers from different backgrounds to write a Declaration by young researchers raising the concerns of young researchers. The resulting document is a collaborative effort reflecting the views of researchers from different career stages, in different working environments, and in different countries. The main aspirations are:

To enable great people to realise their ideas to understand and improve the world.To achieve sustainable and transparent career trajectories.To achiev…