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Energy Landscapes 2018

Kalamata, Greece, 2nd to 9th September 2018 

Organisers: David J. Wales and Sotiris Xantheas

Applications to spectroscopy
Folding and misfolding of proteins, DNA and RNA
Designing landscapes for self-assembly and multifunctional systems
Landscapes for machine learning
Atomic, molecular, colloidal and nanoalloy clusters 


Venue: Hotel Elite, Kalamata, Greece:
There will be a registration fee of 100 euros (89 pounds) per person to cover the cost of the conference room and coffee breaks. Accommodation and meals should be booked directly with the hotel, quoting the reference "Energy Landscapes 2018". 
Please follow this link for hotel reservations. 

Registration should be paid directly here: 
Please follow this link for registration payment. 
We have been offered discounted room rates per night:
Single: 91 Euros
Double: 113 Euros
Triple: 138 Euros
These prices include breakfast and taxes.
Additional fee for dinner per person per day: 15 Euros
It would be very helpful if you could indicate whether you are likely to attend as quickly as possible, as numbers may be limited. 

Shaun Ard, Air Force: 
Ioan Andricioaei, University of California Irvine: Slowdown of interhelical motions induces a glass transition in RNA: A sea-to-lakes transition on the energy landscape 
Joel Bowman, Emory: High Dimensional Potential Energy Surfaces from Fitting Ab Initio Energies 
Lincoln Carr, Colorado School of Mines 
Frederic Cazals, Inria: 
Stella Consta, Western Ontario: 
Zoe Cournia, Athens Bioacademy: 
Luke Dicks, Cambridge: 
Elisa Frezza, l'Université Paris Descartes: 
David Furman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Reactivity and dynamics of condensed phase energetic materials 
Benny Gerber, University of Jerusalem: 
Vanda Glezakou, PNNL: 
Peter Hamm, Zurich: 
Teresa Head-Gordon, UC Berkeley: 
Martin Head-Gordon, UC Berkeley: 
Andreas Heuer, Muenster: Energy landscape of sheared glasses 
Suehiro Iwata, Japan: 
Mark Johnson, Yale University: 
Karol Kowalski, PNNL: 
Jim Lisy, NSF: 
Sudipta Maiti, TIFR: Energy Landscape Engineering Allows Non-Toxic Aggregation Pathways for Amyloids 
Cosmin Marinica, Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission, Gif-sur-Yvette: Free energy scaling laws of defects in body centered cubic metals: theoretical and experimental validation 
Tom Markland, Stanford: 
Kenneth Merz, Michigan State University: 
P. Prasad Mishra, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics Kolkata: DNA dynamics 
John Morgan, University of Cambridge: Digital Alchemy in the Energy Landscapes Framework 
Gereon Niedner-Schatteburg, University of Kaiserslautern: Transition Metal Cluster Surface Morphology by (Co-)Adsorption Experiments and Modelling in Concert 
Yuko Okamoto, Nagoya: 
Michele Parrinello, ETH: 
Samuela Pasquali, l'Université Paris Descartes: 
Konstantin Roeder, Cambridge Minimal Frustration for Mutations and Mutational Basin-Hopping 
Shinji Saito. IMS, Japan: 
Rich Saykally, Berkeley: Wales' Tales: Untangling the tunneling dynamics of water clusters 
Amarda Shehu, George Mason University: Automatic extraction of the organization of protein energy landscapes for linking protein structure to function 
Srabani Taraphder, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 
Demeter Tzeli, National Hellenic Research Foundation: Making molecular logic gates and sensors by inducing photophysical processes 
David J. Wales, University of Cambridge, UK 
Garry Weddle, Fairfield University/Yale University: 
Sotiris Xantheas, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA 

Day 0: Sunday (2nd September 2018): ARRIVAL and welcome reception 

Day 6: Sunday (9th September): DEPARTURE after breakfast