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Date: Fri Apr 1 19:17:48 2011
Subject: 11.04.01 8th Seminars of Advanced Studies on Molecular Design and Bioinformatics, Havana-Varadero, Cuba
The Seminars of Advanced Studies of Molecular Design and Bioinformatics (SEADIM) are a continuation of
the Iberoamerican Schools of Computational Chemistry and Molecular Design (Havana, 1996, 1998). They
have been held by the Laboratory of Computational and Theoretical Chemistry (LQCT) in the University
of Havana, Cuba, with the attendance of young researchers from Iberoamerican countries.

Treating the interaction between light and matter is of fundamental importance to physics, chemistry
and biology with many applications to life and materials sciences, and environmental research. Only
in recent years theoretical tools have been developed that allow to gain insight into excited state
processes with experimental accuracy that allow to expand the field from small molecules to molecular
systems at the nanometer scale. The advances in accuracy and scale will be also discussed in the
2011’s conference. In addition, intensive courses preceding the seminars will update the
attendants about details of these advances.

Intensive courses of SEADIM 8 will take place from July 10 to 12 in Havana. Scientific sessions will
take place between July 13 and 15, 2011 at the Hotel "Occidental Allegro Varadero", in the Varadero
beach resort, and consist in invited plenary lectures and posters.

Confirmed Lecturers:

Mario Barbatti		Max-Planck-Institut fur Kohlenforschung			barbatti at			Germany
Vincenzo Barone		Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa		        vincenzo.barone at		Italia
Roberto C. Bochicchio	Universidad de Buenos Aires				rboc at			Argentina
Silvia Braslavsky	Max-Planck-Institut fur Bioanorganische Chemie		braslavs at		Germany
Carlos Bunge		Instituto de Fisica, UNAM				bunge at			Mexico
Sylvio Canuto		Universidade de Sao Paulo				canuto at			Brasil
Paolo Carloni		German Research School for Simulation Sciences		p.carloni at			Germany
Philip G. Collins	University of California - Irvine			collinsp at			USA
Gerardo Delgado-Barrio	Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas		gerardo at		España
Luis A. Echegoyen	University of Texas in El Paso				echegoyen at			USA
Ernesto Estevez		Universidad de La Habana				estevez at		Cuba
Marc Fontecave		College de France					marc.fontecave at		France
Augusto Gonzalez	Instituto de Cibernetica, Matematica y Fisica		agonzale at			Cuba
Victor Guallar Tasies	Centro Nacional de Supercomputacion de Barcelona			España
Laura Hermosilla 	Universidad Autonoma de Madrid				laura.hermosilla at		España
Karl Kleinermanns	Universitat Dusseldorf					kleinermanns at	Germany
Walter Kohn		University of California - Santa Barbara		kohn at		USA
Matt Law		University of California - Irvine at			USA
Todd Martinez		Stanford University					Todd.Martinez at		USA
William E. Moerner	Stanford University					wmoerner at		USA
Franz-Peter Montforts	University of Bremen					mont at		Germany
Massimo Olivucci	Universita di Siena/Bowling Green State University	olivucci at			Italia / USA
Carlos S. Perez		Universidad de La Habana				cp at				Cuba
Claude Pouchan		Universite de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour		claude.pouchan at		France
Ursula Röthlisberger	Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne		ursula.roethlisberger at	Switzerland
Jesus Rubayo		Instituto Superior de Ciencias y Tecnologias Aplicadas	jrs at			Cuba
Gustavo Scuseria	Rice University						guscus at			USA
Perla Wahnon Benarroch	Universidad Politecnica de Madrid			perla at			España

Note: We regret to announce that Prof. Luis Serrano-Andres, who was invited to talk in SEADIM 8 and kindly accepted to
come, passed away in 2010.

Scientific Committee:

Luis Alberto Montero, Laboratorio de Quimica Computacional y Teorica y Centro Virtual de Bioinformatica, Facultad de Quimica,
Universidad de La Habana, La Habana, Cuba

Jose Manuel Garcia de la Vega, Departamento de Quimica Fisica Aplicada, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid,
Madrid, España

Roald Hoffmann, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, Baker Laboratory, Ithaca, USA

Wolfram Sander, Lehrstuhl fur Organische Chemie II, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Bochum, Germany

Deadline for submission of poster abstracts: 31/04/2011

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