11th Intensive Course European Master of Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling


  • Maria João Ramos
  • Pedro Fernandes
  • Alexandre Magalhães


Theoretical and Computational Chemistry is presently a powerful and vast field of research, which encompasses several different disciplines, having become a standard tool in the resolution of a wide range of problems. Major journals encourage the submission of manuscripts in which those disciplines are the core of the research and the application of computational methods in the study of Biology, Chemistry and Physics is widely used. Obviously, the study of these matters is complex and it requires training. The European Master on Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling (EMTCCM) was set up to train a new generation of theoretical and computational chemists, capable to address a wide range of problems centred in the molecular sciences. Coordinated by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, the EMTCCM was launched in 2005 already incredibly enriched by the association of 47 European institutions. Few, if any, courses in the world can count with such an involvement of expertise. In 2007 the programme was awarded accreditation by the European Chemistry Thematic Network Association (ECTNA), but it was in the summer of 2009 that the EMTCCM was officially selected for the Erasmus Mundus Action for joint master courses (http://www.emtccm.org/). The EMTCCM is structured in two years, equivalent to 120 ECTS. Common to all participants is a one-month Intensive Course, with 24 ECTS, in which it is intended an up-to-date analysis of this rich field of research, by presenting an introduction to its current standing and in particular to its most recent developments. The course runs over four weeks and welcomes several international experts as lecturers. In 2016, the EMTCCM intensive course took place in Porto. Included in the present publication are the timetable of the course, the abstracts of the lectures and the webpages that give access to the lecturers cvs.