The Congress, held from 11th to 13th of August in DICP, was sponsored by the State Key Laboratory of Molecular Dynamics (SKLMD) and the Theoretical Computation Center of DICP, and was organized by the research group of “Molecular Simulation & Design” of SKLMD. About 100 scholars and experts engaging in fields of theoretical and computational chemistry and computational biology from China and abroad participated in the Congress. In the 2-day meeting, more than 30 invited plenary lectures were presented. During the Congress, participants carried out extensive and in-depth exchanges on theoretical computation methods for computational biology and for molecular simulation, as well as their applications in structures of bio-macromolecules, in relation between kinetics and functions, in genomics and in drug-design.
In the opening ceremony, Prof. Tao Zhang, Director of DICP, first gave a welcome speech to the participants on behalf of DICP. He expressed the hope that the holding of the Congress would strengthen the linking and cooperation between Chinese scholars in the fields of computational biology and molecular simulation and the relevant scientists of DICP.
As chief host of the Congress, Prof. Xueming Yang, Vice-Director of DICP and Director of SKLMD, conducted active and extensive academic exchanges with the participating guests both coming from our country and from abroad during the Congress.