Course Spotlight: CHEM 5240 – Intro to Protein Modeling

Offered in Spring 2022.
MWF 1:50 – 2:45pm
Dr. Richard Spinney

Students will have an opportunity to explore the theories and methods of molecular modeling and computational chemistry in CHEM 5240: Introduction to Protein Modeling.

The course allows students to get hands-on experience with computational chemistry software, using molecular mechanics, and modeling dynamic systems (molecular dynamics) as applied to large biological molecules such as proteins. The course focuses on the application of modern modeling techniques, rather than the mathematical formulation, used to solve current problems in biochemistry and pharmacology. The course runs like a workshop with extensive computer time using modern protein modeling software.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CHEM 2520 (Organic Chemistry II)

National Science Foundation Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

Michigan State University will host a 10-week NSF Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in computational and data science beginning May 21-July 27, 2018.

Projects provided through iCER ACRES: Advanced Computational Research Experience for Students (ACRES) focus on the development and enhancement of algorithms, models, and software for applications in multiple research areas that require high-performance computing resources.

Research areas include: computational chemistry, biology, biomechanics, physics, astrophysics, mathematics, machine learning, materials science, earth science (seismology) and neuroscience.

Who should apply: Undergraduate US citizens or permanent residents from a wide variety of fields, including STEM disciplines are invited to apply. Women and other underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Applications are now open! For more information check out this flyer and to apply visit:


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Undergraduate Research Experience: University of North Texas

The University of North Texas is looking for applicants for their Summer 2017 NSF-REU Program.

Application Due: March 1, 2017

Interested in gaining hands-on experience in experimental and computational chemistry? Then the NSF-REU Program is for you! The University of North Texas wants students who are willing to participate in a 10-week interdisciplinary research program in the following areas:

  • Computational Chemistry
  • Reaction Mechanisms and Kinetics
  • Organic Electrochemistry

And many more exciting research opportunities. In addition to research experience, NSF-REU program participants will be given a $5,000 stipend, as well as housing for the 10-week program. The application due date is March 1st, 2017, and the program begins late May/early June.

For more information visit the UNT Chemistry NSF-REU Program page.

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