“Mathematical Chemistry and ChemoInformatics”

Announcement forwarded on behalf of Prof. Jotun Hein <hein@stats.ox.ac.uk>, Chair of Bioinformatics, Department of Statistics:

Mathematical Chemistry and ChemoInformatics

Would you like an introduction to mathematical chemistry based on the material from a recent book? Then you may want to come to the talk Monday 7th November 2-4 PM in IT Teaching Room, Department of Statistics.

The talk is given by Jotun Hein and William Kurdahl from the science book discussion club.

The book covers the combinatorics of molecules (especially Polya-Counting), their embedding in 3D Euclidian Space, Chirality, Stereoisomers and a series of application using the program MOLGEN. We are motived to study this book since William is working on models of origin life involving small molecules, but it is obvious that the field could be a rich source of statistical problems to work on.

The slides can be found here:  http://preview.tinyurl.com/MoleculeCombinatorics

Announcing the “Molecule Combinatorics” and “Chemoinformatics” Discussion Group

Our CCK members might be interested to know Prof. Jotun Hein, Chair of Bioinformatics in the Department of Statistics at the University of Oxford, and his colleagues have decided to spend Michaelmas Term, 2016, on the topics of “Molecule Combinatorics” and “Chemoinformatics”.  We will try to focus on the computational and combinatorial aspects of these topics.

We meet at 9 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for 90 minutes in the Department of Statistics, and typically spend about 2 hours preparing. It will probably take about 10 hours per week to participate.  We plan to send a review of the first book we will be reading, “Mathematical Chemistry and Chemoinformatics” (2013), to SIAM Review, who have already indicated they are eager to publish it.  Jotun also plans to give a 90 minute summary lecture around December 1st, and will also arrange a 4-5 day mini-workshop on the topic at the end of term (possibly November 28th).

  1. Some information on the planned literature can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/http-molecombi-coml
  2. An example of an earlier summary lecture can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/Leimkuhler;
  3. and of a mini-workshop at Slide 6 of the above Lecture;
  4. and of a review (we are still working on the “Molecular Dynamics” review) at: http://preview.tinyurl.com/steel16bookreview.

If you are interested in participating, please email Jotun Hein at hein AT stats.ox.ac.uk