Seminars and Departmental Lectures

Seminars and Lectures by C. F. Matta

60 Special Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY), NY, NY (USA), “Molecules as a Networks: Electron Delocalization Channels as a Novel Predictive Tool for Structure-Activity Relationships.” (24 May 2017). (Host: Prof. Charles Mike Drain).
59 Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, York University, Toronto (Canada), “The Electron Localization-Delocalization Matrix (LDM): A Novel, Compact, and Powerful Molecular Descriptor”. (23 March 2017). (Host: Prof. René Fournier).
58 Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem (Israel), “Localization-Delocalization Matrices (LDMs): A Powerful Molecular Descriptor for Quantitative Structure Activity Relationships (QSARs)”. (7 December 2016). (Host: Prof. Sason Shaik).
57 Seminar: Unité de recherche Matériaux Nouveaux et Dispositifs Électroniques (UR 11ES55), Faculté des Science, Université de Monastir, Monastir (Tunisia), “Les matrices de localisation et de délocalisation d’électrons (LDMs): une description utile et compacte du graphe moléculaire flou” (In French : Electron Localization and Delocalization Matrices (LDM)s: A Useful and Compact description of the Fuzzy Molecular Graph). (3 October 2016). (Hosts: Dr. Ayachi Sahbi and Prof. Pr.Moncef Msadek).
56 Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB, (Canada), “The Electron Localization-Delocalization Matrix (LDM): A New and Far-Reaching Molecular Fingerprinting Tool”. (8 April 2016). (Host: Prof. Khashayar Ghandi).
55 Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, (Canada), “ Localization-Delocalization Matrices (LDMs): A Bridge between Chemical Graph Theory and the Quantum Theory of Atoms in Molecules”. (18 March 2016). (Host: Prof. Erin Johnson).
54 Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, Université Laval, Québec (Canada), “Les matrices de localisation et de délocalisation d’électrons (LDMs): un pont entre la théorie chimique des graphes et la théorie quantique des atomes dans les molécules”. (11 March 2016). (Host: Prof. Anna Richey).
53 Seminar: School of Pharmacy, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem (Israel), “Molecular Fingerprinting from the Electron Density and Electron Localization-Delocalization Descriptors in Quantitative Structure-to-Activity Relationships (QSAR)”. (2 Sept. 2015). (Host: Prof. Amiram Goldblum).
52 Seminar: Dept. of Structural Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot (Israel), “Some Aspects of External Electric Field-Effects on Small Molecules and their Reactivity”. (25 August 2015). (Host: Prof. Ada Yonath, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and Director of the Institute).
51 Official Seminar: Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden (Germany), “What Happens to Chemical Bonding upon Beta-Decay Nuclear Transmutation”. (6 August 2015). (Host: Prof. Dr. Juri Grin, Director of the Institute, and Dr. Miroslav Kohout – Senior Scientist).
50 Special Topics in Theoretical Chemistry Seminar: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH−Zürich), Zürich, Switzerland, “Electron Localization-Delocalization Matrices: Some Recent Applications”. (4 August 2015). (Host: Prof. Dr. Markus Reiher).
49 Seminar [in Spanish]: Dept. of Chemistry, University of Oviedo (Spain), “Las matrices de localización y deslocalización (LDMs): Una fusión de la Teoría Química de los Grafos (CGT) y la Teoría de los Átomos en Moléculas de Bader (QTAIM)”. (2 June 2015). (Host: Prof. Ángel Martín Pendás).
48 Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, Saint Mary’s University (Halifax, Canada), “The Localization-Delocalization Matrix: A Compact Descriptor of the Whereabouts of Electrons and its Correlation with Experiment”. (21 Nov. 2014). (Host: Prof. Jason Clyburne).
47 Seminar: Gas Processing Center (GPC), College of Engineering, Qatar University (Doha, Qatar), “Modeling Biophysical and Biological Properties from the Characteristics of the Molecular Electron Density and the Electron Localization-Delocalization Matrices (LDMs)”. (16 June 2014). (Host: Dr. Mohamed Shibl).
46 Seminar: Dept. of Physics & Dept. of Chemistry, The Hong Kong University (Hong Kong), “The Evolution of Chemical Bonding over the Nuclear Transmutation Reaction Path” (13 June 2014). (Hosts: Prof. S. Kwok and Dr. SeyedAbdolreza Sadjadi).
45 “Guest-Lecture of the Chair or Chemical Physics and Materials Science”: Institut für Physik, Universität Augsburg, Augsburg (Germany). “Some Aspects of Molecular Response to External Electric Fields”, (12 Nov. 2013). (Host: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Scherer).
44 Guest Lecturer [in Spanish]: 2 hours class of 2nd year Quantum Chemistry I (1404), School of Chemistry, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), “Electric field effects on molecular systems”, (18 Oct. 2013). (Host: Prof. Jesus Hernandez-Trujillo).
43 Seminar [in Spanish]: El Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo (IMP) (Mexican Institute for Petroleum), “The chemical bond under external electric fields: A computational study”, (16 Oct. 2013). (Host: Dr. Isidoro García-Cruz).
42 Seminar [in Spanish]: Dept. of Chemistry, Cinvestav, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del I.P.N., México D. F. (National Center for Advanced Studies of Mexico), “Computational investigations of electric field-effects on chemical bonding, electron density, and reactivity”, (14 Oct. 2013). (Host: Prof. Alberto Vela).
41 Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, New York University, New York. “Computational Explorations of Intense Electric Field-Effects on Reaction Paths”, (6 March 2013). (Host: Prof. Nicholas E. Geacintov).
40 Guest Speaker - Competence Center for Computational Chemistry (C4) Seminar Programme co-organized by ETH−Zürich, the University of Zürich, IBM Research, and EPFL: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH−Zürich), Zürich, Switzerland “The Continuum of Hydrogen-Hydrogen Interactions in Molecules and Crystals”, (26 May 2011). (Hosts at ETH: Profs. Markus Reiher & Hans Peter Luthi).
39 Guest Speaker - Competence Center for Computational Chemistry (C4) Seminar Programme co-organized by ETH−Zürich, the University of Zürich, IBM Research, and EPFL: École Polytechnique Féderale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, “The Continuum of Hydrogen-Hydrogen Interactions in Molecules and Crystals”, (25 May 2011). (Hosts at EPFL: Profs. Ursula Röthlisberger & Clémence Corminboeuf).
38 Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, Université de Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke, QC, Canada). “Hydrogen-Hydrogen Bonding: A Weak Interaction in Molecules and Crystals” (23 Feb. 2011). (Host: Prof. André Bandrauk).
37 Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY), “The Stabilizing Nature of the Ubiquitous Hydrogen-Hydrogen (H…H) Close Contacts: Should the Texbook Concept of H…H Steric Repulsion be Revisited?”, (12 Nov. 2010). (Host: Prof. Lou Massa).
36 Seminar [in Arabic]: Department of Spectroscopy, National Research Centre (NRC), Cairo, Egypt, “The Stabilizing Nature of the Ubiquitous Hydrogen-Hydrogen (H…H) Close Contacts: Should the Textbook Concept of H…H Steric Repulsion be Revisited?”, 30 Aug. 2010 (Host: Prof. Medhat A. A. Ibrahim).
35 Seminar: Center for Computational Materials Science, United States Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Washington DC, “Hydrogen-Hydrogen Bonding: A Stabilizing Interaction in Molecules and Crystals”, (23 July 2010). (Host: Dr. Lulu Huang).
34 Seminar: The Rugjer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia, “H-H Bonding in Molecules and Crystals: A Stabilizing Interaction not a ‘Steric Clash’”, (14 June 2010). (Hosts: Prof. Nenad Trinajstić & Dr. Sonja Nicolić).
33 Seminar: The Rugjer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia, “Where do Things Happen in Biological Molecules? Clues from the Topology of the Electron Density”, (16 July 2009). (Hosts: Prof. Nenad Trinajstić & Dr. Sonja Nicolić).
32 Joint seminar: Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry & Institute of Structural Chemistry, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, “Where do Things Happen in Biological Molecules? Clues from the Topology of the Electron Density”, (19 June 2009). (Hosts: Profs. György Hajós & János Mink).
31 Seminar: Departamento de Física y Química Teórica, Facultad de Química, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), México D. F., “Hydrogen-Hydrogen Bonding: A Non-Electrostatic Interaction between Hydrogen Atoms in Molecules”, (6 Aug. 2008). (Host: Prof. Jesús Hernández-Trujillo).
30 Seminar: Departamento de Quimica Fisica y Analitica, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain. “A QTAIM Study of DNA Bases”, (11 July 2008). (Host: Prof. Angel Martin-Pendas).
29 Seminar: Dept. of Biophysics, Cairo University, “Electron Density of Biomolecules PART 2: Ionization”, (25 May 2008). (Host: Prof. Osiris Girgis).
28 Seminar: Dept. of Biophysics, Cairo University, “Electron Density of Biomolecules PART 1: Bond Making and Breaking”, (19 May 2008). (Host: Prof. Osiris Girgis).
27 Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, Saint Mary’s University “Bond Making and Breaking: From ATP to the Active Site of the Ribosome”, (15 February 2008).
26 “Faculty Dialogue Series Presentation”: Research and International Office, Mount Saint Vincent University’s “Dancing with Electrons: Where is Chemistry in all that Jazz? (An Informal Presentation)”, (16 November 2007).
25 Seminar: Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada), “Where Do Things Happen in Biological Molecules? Insight from the Analysis of Molecular Electron Density Distributions”, (25 October 2007). (Host: Prof. Jan Reiney).
24 Seminar [in Arabic]: Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria University, (Alexandria, Egypt). “Quantum Chemical Calculations in Drug Design”, (28 Aug. 2007). (Host: Prof. Ibrahim Labouta).
23 Seminar [in French]: Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), (Toulouse, France). La théorie quantique des atomes dans les molécules de Bader (QTAIM) : les énergies atomiques et la dissociation des liaisons chimiques, (13 July 2007). (Host: Dr. Noël Lugan)
22 Seminar [in French]: Laboratoire de Cristallographie et Modelisation des Matériaux Minéraux et Biologiques (LCM3B), Univérsité Henri Poincaré & Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), (Nancy, France). “Bond Dissociation: Insight from the Theory of Atoms in Molecules”, (22 June 2007). (Host: Prof. Claude Lecomte).
21 Seminar [in French]: LCM3B, Univérsité Henri Poincaré & CNRS, (Nancy, France). “The Stabilizing Hydrogen-Hydrogen Closed-Shell Interaction: Fiction or Reality?”, (25 May 2007). (Host: Prof. Claude Lecomte).
20 Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, Université de Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke, QC, Canada). “Bond Dissociation: Insight from the Theory of Atoms in Molecules, (2 May 2007). (Host: Prof. André Bandrauk).
19 Seminar [in Arabic]: Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria University, (Alexandria, Egypt), “The Electron Density in Drug Research”, (26 February, 2007). (Host: Prof. Labiba K. El-Khordagui).
18 Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS, Canada). “Where Do Things Happen in a Molecule? From Local Properties to Chemical Bonding and Reactivity”, (20 March 2006). (Host: Prof. Russell Boyd).
17 Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry & Physics, Mount Saint Vincent University (Halifax, NS, Canada). “Where Do Things Happen in a Molecule? From Local Properties to Chemical Bonding and Reactivity”, (13 March 2006). (Host: Prof. Katherine Darvesh).
16 Seminar: Chemical Computing Group (CCG), Inc. (Montréal, QC, Canada). “Electron density-based quantitative structure-to-property relationships: An emerging line of research”, (19 March 2004).
15 Seminar: Dept. of Bioscience & Technology, Institute of Graduate Studies and Research, Alexandria University (Alexandria, Egypt). “Some biophysical and biochemical applications of molecular electron density analysis”, (12 January 2004). (Hosts: Profs. Mohammed El-Raey & Taha Zaghlool).
14 Seminar [in Arabic]: Dept. of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University (Alexandria, Egypt). “The electron density: A tool for rationalizing bonding and reactivity”, (5 January 2004). (Host: Prof. Adel Naguib Assaad).
13 Seminar: ArQule, Inc. (Woburn, Massachusetts, USA). “Electron Density-Based Drug Design: An Emerging Line of Research”, (26 September 2004).
12 Guest Lecturer: Biological Chemistry CHM447 (4th year), Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto. “Computational Chemistry and Enzymes”, (12 Feb. 2004). (Host: Prof. Deborah Zamble).
11 Seminar [in French]: Dept. of Chemistry, Université de Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke, QC, Canada). “Les relations structure-propriété basées sur la densité électronique: l’interaction entre la théorie et l’expérimentation”, (24 Sept. 2003). (Host: Prof. André Bandrauk).
10 “Official Seminar, Chemistry”: Università di Milano (Milan, Italy). “Some Aspects of Bonding in Aromatic Hydrocarbons”, (15 September 2003). (Host: Dr. Carlo Gatti, National Research Center of Italy – CNR).
9 Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY), (New York, NY, USA). Seminar, “The Electron Density of the Amino Acids and their Experimental Physico- Chemical Properties”, (16 June 2003). (Host: Prof. Lou Massa).
8 Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar: Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto (Toronto, ON, Canada). “An Atoms-in-Molecules Study of the Electron Density Distributions of the Amino Acids: Implications on Protein Stability, Molecular Recognition, and Genetic Coding”, (2 May 2003). (Host: Prof. Tigran Chalikian).
7 Physical Chemistry Departmental Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, University of Toronto (Toronto, ON, Canada). “The Electron Density of the Genetically-Encoded Amino Acids and of certain H-H Bonded Systems”, (11 March 2003). (Host: Prof. Cynthia Gho).
6 Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS, Canada). “The Electron Density of the Genetically-Encoded Amino Acids and of certain H-H Bonded Systems”, (14 Feb. 2003). (Host: Prof. Russell Boyd).
5 Seminar: Chemistry Department, University of Toledo (Toledo, Ohio, USA). “AIM Study of the Genetically-Encoded Amino Acids: Focus on Correlation with Experiment”, (29 Jan. 2003). (Host: Prof. Alan Pinkerton).
4 Guest Lecturer: Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy Course, 4th year – Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto. “Chemical and Biochemical Applications of the Quantum Theory of Atoms in Molecules”, (April 2002). (Host: Prof. Imre G. Csizmadia).
3 Lecture: McMaster Undergraduate Chemical Society Lecture Series, McMaster University (Hamilton, ON, Canada). “Chemistry from the Electron and Pair Densities: Focus on Aromaticity”, (Fall, 2001).
2 Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, Brock University (St. Cathrines, ON, Canada). “Criteria of Chemical Bonding from the Topology of the Density”, (26 Sept. 2001). (Host: Prof. Heather Gordon).
1 Graduate Seminar: Dept. of Chemistry, McMaster University (Hamilton, ON, Canada). “The properties of Morphine, the Oripavine PET, and Enkephalins from Fragments”, (3May 2001).

 



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