Conference 2024

The 2024 annual MERCURY Conference for undergraduate computational chemistry will be held the week of July 15, 2024. MERCURY is delighted to have Hrant Hratchian, Dean for Graduate Education at the University of California at Merced hosting the meeting on the campus of UC Merced in Merced, California. As usual, we will have six outstanding speakers, an undergraduate poster session and evening social networking events. The conference will be preceded by a MOLSSI workshop. The conference is an excellent forum for undergraduates to present their work and to learn from experts in the field, allowing them to put their own research into perspective. It is equally valuable as a networking event for faculty working with undergraduates. Undergraduates from all types of institutions are invited to come present their work.

Speakers

Caitlin Bannan, OpenEye Scientific Software

Modeling small drug molecules and the winding career path that got me here


Daniel Crawford, Virginia Tech


Giulia Palermo, UC Riverside 


Aurora Pribam-Jones, UC Merced


Dean Tantillo, UC Davis

Dynamic Effects on Organic Reactivity – Pathways to and from Discomfort

Computational studies highlighting the importance of accounting for dynamic effects on organic reactivity will be discussed, along with descriptions of the factors that led me – as an organic chemist – to pursue these projects.


Florentina Tofoleanu, Treeline Biosciences