Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The 2013 Bjerrum-Brønsted-Lang Lecture: quantum biochemistry and the rise of semiempirical methods and automation in quantum chemistry

2013.06.29 UPDATE: Here's a recording of my talk.  Some more details: I received the A. Tovborg Jensen Award from the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences.  Tovborg Jensen was a Danish chemist who brought crystallography, which he learned from Bragg himself, to Denmark. Upon his death he bequeathed a considerable sum of money to the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences to establish the award and associated lecture series names in honor of his colleagues Niels Bjerrum (he of the Bjerrum length), Johannes Brønsted (Brønsted acid/base theory) and Kaj Linderstrøm-Lang (who coined the terms primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary protein structure).

This afternoon I am giving the 2013 Bjerrum-Brønsted-Lang Lecture at the University of Copenhagen.  Here are my slides.  I plan to record the talk (using my iPhone) which I will post later.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Illustrating EFMO fragmentation with Jmol

On Tuesday I am giving a talk and I want to illustrate fragmentation of a protein for the EFMO method.  So I used Jmol to create this movie which I will embed in a Powerpoint slide

The underlying Jmol script is here.  Just paste it in to the Jmol Script Console and record the screen (I used Screenflow, but screencast-o-matic is a free alternative).

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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Molecular Modeling Basics Reviewed on Amazon

Two reviews have appeared on Amazon: one on the Canadian site and one on the American site.  The latter one compares and contrasts MMB to Hincliffe's Molecular Modeling for Beginners.  As always, much appreciated!