MolSSI Workshop: The Open Molecular Science Cloud in Perugia and Rome, Italy

The MolSSI was pleased to sponsor a select number of graduate students and postdocs from the U.S. to participate in a workshop on cloud computing in the molecular sciences.  The workshop had two components:

  • A symposium and hands-on training event September 2-5, 2019, at the Hotel GIO in Perugia, Italy
  • A project writing workshop September 5-6, 2019, at the Accademia delle Scienze in Rome, Italy

The symposium in Perugia is a component of the 12th European Conference on Computational Theoretical Chemistry (CTC EUCO 2019), and the second focused on the development of a project proposal to the European Open Science Cloud.

The MolSSI provided up to $1,600 to cover the registration fees, economy-class airfare, and Hotel GIO accommodations for up to seven (7) U.S. graduate students or postdocs. Applicants first registered for the CTC EUCO 2019 Open Molecular Science Cloud (OMSC) workshop using the form available here (note that it is not necessary to pay the registration fee until after decisions have been made regarding the MolSSI’s support), and then sent the following materials to Prof. Antonio Laganà (

  • Registration confirmation for CTC EUCO 2019;
  • A short (maximum one page) abstract for a research idea with the OMSC;
  • A letter of recommendation from his/her adviser;
  • A commitment to participate in the training sessions to be held at the Hotel GIO in Perugia;
  • A commitment to participate in the project-writing session in Rome, if selected.

The hard deadline for receipt of all application materials (including letters of recommendation) was July 12th, 2019.

A report on the workshop’s outcomes is available here.