Ninth Conference of the Asia-Pacific Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (APATCC)

Country: Australia

City: Sydney

Abstr. due: 01.08.2019

Dates: 30.09.19 — 03.10.19

Area Of Sciences: Chemistry;

Organizing comittee e-mail: apatcc2019 AT

Organizers: APATCC 2019 Commmittee


The Asia-Pacific Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (APATCC) is the major organisation representing theoretical and computational chemists in the Asia-Pacific region. The 2019 APATCC Conference, namely APATCC 2019 (APCTCC-9), will be held in Sydney at the recently completed state-of-the-art lecture theatre complex of the Abercrombie Business School of the University of Sydney from September 30 to October 3, 2019. Held every 2–3 years, the APATCC Conferences represent the major event in the Asia-Pacific region that brings together an international network of theoretical and computational chemists. These conferences in the bourgeoning field of computational chemistry attract strong participation from government, industry and academia.

APATCC 2019 is currently planned to begin in the early afternoon of Monday September 30 with five Plenary Lectures, followed by a Welcome Mixer. From October 1–3 there will be a mix of Plenary Lectures, four parallel streams of Invited Lectures and Invited Communications, and a Poster Session. A choice of Congress Excursions is also planned, as well as an option to see the iconic musical "West Side Story" at the Sydney Opera House. The Conference will conclude with three Plenary Lectures on the afternoon of Thursday October 3, followed by the Conference Banquet on Thursday evening. One of the Plenary Lectures will be given in honor of Keiji Morokuma, an international leader in the field of computational chemistry, with a special connection and influence in the Asia-Pacific region. You can plan to leave Sydney on Friday October 4, or later if you are able to allocate extra time to sight-seeing. If you are participating in the pre-conference Q-Chem workshop or post-conference Gaussian workshop, you should plan your travel accordingly.

Topics and themes

The topics covered in APATCC 2019 will range from cutting-edge developments in the fundamentals of computational and theoretical chemistry and physics to the application of the theoretical modelling to such diverse fields as biotechnology and drug design, nanotechnology, condensed-matter physics, and chemical and materials engineering.

More specific themes include (but are not limited to):

  1. THEORETICAL / PHYSICAL: Methodological advances; advanced correlation methods; excited-state paradigms; relativistic treatments; post-Born-Oppenheimer approximations; novel DFT approaches; QM/MM; cheminformatics; molecular dynamics; quantum computing; theoretical thermochemistry, spectroscopy and photochemistry
  2. STRUCTURES / REACTIONS / ORGANIC / INORGANIC: Structure elucidation; conformational searching; reactions; radicals; ion chemistry; organometallics; dynamics; catalysis; clusters
  3. CONDENSED PHASE / MATERIALS: Solvation; nanoparticles; surfaces; materials; multiscale modelling; industrial applications; heavy metals; polymers; electrochemistry
  4. BIOLOGICAL: Enzyme catalysis; proteins/peptides; nucleotides; radicals in biology; drug design; bioinformatics, QSAR

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