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Darrin York to give Closing Plenary Talk at QM/MM Methods and Applications conference At University of Manchester

Darrin York will be delivering the closing Plenary talk at the QM/MM Methods and Applications: Probing complex systems in biology and materials conference at the University of Manchester, UK.

Darrin York attends CHARMM Developers Meeting at Harvard University

Darrin York attended the CHARMM Developers Meeting at Harvard University this weekend.

New GPU-accelerated pmemdGTI module offers over 2 orders of magnitude speedup in free energy calculations

New in the AMBER pipeline: GPU-accelerated Thermodynamic Integration free energy method for fast and accurate protein-ligand binding affinity prediction.

Emily Atieh Presents at the Chemistry Education Research Conference at Miami University

Emily Atieh attended the Graduate Student/Post-Doc Chemistry Education Research Conference at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The title of the presentation was "Implementation and Evaluation of an Undergraduate Certificate in Chemistry Education Program."

Darrin York Gives Opening Plenary Lecture at TheoBio17 in San Sebastian, Spain

Darrin York attended TheoBio17 in Donostia/San Sebastian, Basque Country Spain from June 26-June 30. His plenary talk was titled "Diverse Catalytic Strategies of RNA Enzymes: Recurring Themes and New Twists."

Ken Kostenbader Wins Duff Travel Award

Graduate student Ken Kostenbader has been awarded a Thomas Duff Travel Award to present at the American Chemical Society National Meeting next Spring of 2018. The conference will take place in New Orleans, LA.

Emily Atieh attends AAAS-CASE Workshop in Washington D.C.

Graduate Student Emily Atieh attends the CASE Workshop (Catalyzing Advocacy of Science and Engineering) in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Two graduate students were selected from several participating universities based on their application and qualifications.

Colin Gaines wins Van Dyke Award for Excellence in Research

York Graduate Student Colin Gaines was recently awarded the Rutgers Van Dyke Excellence in Research Award. The award is named after Francis C. Van Dyke, a professor of Analytical Chemistry at Queens College (now Rutgers) in 1871. He taught physics, botany, physiology, and chemistry. He was later appointed Dean of the College, and served from 1901-1913. The Van Dyke Award recognizes full-time graduate students that show excellence in their Ph.D. research.

Emily Atieh Awarded Duff Travel Award

Graduate student Emily Atieh has been awarded a Thomas Duff Travel Award to present at the American Chemical Society National Meeting next Fall of 2017. The conference will take place in Washington, D.C.

5th Zing Nucleic Acids Conference

Professor York and three graduate students - Colin, Ken, and Junjie - attended the 5th Zing Nucleic Acids Conference. Understanding processes involving DNA and RNA at the molecular and chemical level is the central theme of this conference.

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