TPOC Meetings



TPOC (Theoretical physical organic chemistry) meetings are a series of virtual "mini" conferences started by the Wu and Tantillo labs in March 2021. We miss the times of B.C. (before COVID), when sharing science in-person was possible and so created this meeting as a place for students to exchange research stories. We meet on the second Thursday every month at 9am (PST) / 11am (CDT). We welcome all flavors of computational organic chemists to join us!

Zoom link


2021 Spring/Summer


March 11

1. Lucas Karas (Wu group, U of Houston)

Antiaromaticity—A Hidden Catalyst in Organic Photochemistry

2. Melissa Ramirez (Houk group, UCLA)

Origins of Endo Selectivity in Diels-Alder Reactions of Cyclic Allene Dienophiles


April 8

1. Silvia Escayola (Ottosson, Uppsala / Solà, UDG-IQCC)

Guidelines for Tuning the Excited State Hückel‐Baird
Hybrid Aromatic Character of Pro‐Aromatic
Quinoidal Compounds

2. Justin Airas (Parish group, U of Richmond)

Investigating the Binding Affinity of Novel Thiazolyl-Indazoles to SARS-CoV-2 MPro


May 13

1. Cooper Jamieson (Houk group, UCLA)

TBA

2. Terry Blaskovits (Corminboeuf group, EPFL)

TBA


June 10

1. Pascal Vermeeren (Hamlin group, VU Amsterdam)

TBA

2. Jorge J. Cabrera-Trujillo (Fernandez group, QUIM-QCM)

TBA


July 8

1. Marta Castiñeira (Silva group, Vigo)

TBA

2. Alistair Sterling (Duarte group, Oxford)

TBA


August 12

1. Marc Garner (Corminboeuf group, EPFL)

TBA

2. Daniela Rodrigues Silva (Hamlin group, VU Amsterdam)

TBA


September 9

1. Pau Besalú-Sala (Solà group, UDG-IQCC)

Computing Charge-Transfer Rates in Fullerene-Based Donor-Acceptor Dyads

2. TBA (Sunoj group, IIT Bombay)

TBA