November 2015

Research Associate in Computational Chemistry

We are seeking an enthusiastic highly motivated scientist with proven intellectual and technical abilities to work on at the interface between computational chemistry and biophysics. The overall focus of the programme is the use of modern simulation methods to examine the role of metals in the structure and aggregation of amyloid peptides that are implicated in Alzheimer’s disease.
Applicants must hold a 2:1 or 1st Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry, and should also possess a PhD in Computational or Theoretical Chemistry or a closely related area. Informal enquires should be made to Dr James Platts, e-mail
This position is full time (35 hours per week), fixed term for 3 years and available from 1 February 2016. Please visit and search for vacancy number: 4055BR for full details.
Closing date: 11 December 2015

PhD fellowship, School of Pharmacy, University of East Anglia, UK

Topic: “Sweetening Drug Delivery for Future Therapies: Hydrogels Based on Sugars for Biomedical Applications".
Contact Dr. Jesús Angulo (
Applications will close on Monday 30th November 2015.
More information here.

XV EPI - 15th Iberian Peptide Meeting

The organizing committee of XV EPI—15th Iberian Peptide Meeting, aka EPI2016, is delighted to invite you to join this scientific event, which will be held at the Facultade de Ciencias da Universidade do Porto, in Porto, Portugal from the 10th to the 12th of February, 2016.
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Joint Spanish-Japanese Symposium: Computational Approaches for the Study of Chemical and Biological Systems

Monday, 23rd November, 2015. CIB-CSIC. Madrid, España.
The symposium will bring together researchers from both countries showing different approaches from the computational chemistry to address the study of chemical and biological systems.
Attendance to the lectures will be free of charge, although we kindly ask all attendees to register (contact:
Extended deadline: 18th November 2015.
More information here.

ICO Young Researcher Award 2016 – Call for applications

Official call for applications for the ICO Young Researcher Award 2016 (closing date 15 Mar 2016).
Established in 2012, this award is intended to encourage carbohydrate research by young investigators. The work may be focused on any area of glycochemistry or glycobiology.
The award is given to a full-time graduate student or post-doctoral researcher who is 35 years old or younger as of July 17, 2016, and working within the first 6 years of completing their Ph.D. The recipient of this award is invited to present his/her work orally at the 28th International Carbohydrate Symposium in New Orleans, USA, July 17-22, 2016. The award covers registration, accommodations, a certificate and an honorarium of $1,000.
More information here.