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A Seminar on Advanced Computational Tool for Medicine and Probe Compound Invention

Department for Management of Science and Technology Development, Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) would like to announce the periodical seminar in December 2019 as follows:

Subject: Advanced computational tool for medicine and probe compound invention.

Time and date: 9:00 - 11:00; 17 December 2019.

Venue: Meeting room C, TDTU; 19 Nguyen Huu Tho Street, Tan Phong Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City.

Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Dr. David Minh, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago (The United States).

Summary: medicine indeed save lives by improving human illnesses, however, the invention of medicine is still an inaccurate science, which involves a long and tedious trial and error. Most pharmaceuticals are small organic molecules that work through non-covalent interactions with biological macromolecules.

The seminar is going to focus on introducing fast computational methods with rigorous theoretical basis to describe non-covalent interactions between ligands and proteins that help to effectively invent medicine.

Language used: English

Participants: scientists, researchers and interested students.

Please register with the Organizing Board before 16 December 2019 via phone 028 3775 5037 or email:

Speaker's profile: Dr. David Minh graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry in 2003 and a Ph.D. in Physics and Chemistry in 2007 at the University of California. He obtained his postdoctoral research at the National Institutes of Health from 2007 to 2009, at the Argonne National Laboratory from 2009 to 2011, and at Duke University from 2011 to 2013.

From 2013 to 2019, Dr. Minh worked as Assistant Professor. Presently, he holds the title Associate Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Dr. Minh has published in magazines namely, Journal of the American Chemical Society (IF: 14,695), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (IF: 9.58), Physical Review Letters (IF: 9,227), Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (IF: 7.329) and Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation (IF: 5.313).