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Chemistry Research Well Represented

Publication Date: 8/16/2010

Three Rhodes students presented research at the Mercury Conference for Undergraduate Computational Chemistry held in Clinton N.Y August 1-3. The conference featured plenary lectures by individuals from the University of Georgia, University of Pittsburgh, GlaxoSmithKline, Georgia State University, University of Texas at Austin, and University of California at Davis.

Erin Carter ’12 presented “Ligand Binding and Charge Migration in AchBP’s Aromatic Box.”  Allison Price ’11 and Zoe Clark ’12 presented “A Comparison of Correlated Ab Initio Methods and ONIOM Methods for Modeling Protein-Drug Interactions: Novel Statin Drugs.” Chemistry Professor Mauricio Cafiero attended the conference with the students.

In addition, Cafiero and Hunter Utkov ’10 and Maura Livengood ’10 have published a peer-reviewed manuscript this month in Annual Reports in Computational Chemistry, Sixth Edition. The title of the article is “Using Density Functional Theory Methods for Modeling Induction and Dispersion Interactions in Ligand-Protein Complexes.”

 

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