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MOL2NET 2016, International Conference on Multidisciplinary Sciences, 2nd edition

Welcome Message

We are glad to invite all colleagues worldwide to participate on a new International Conference Series. The official title of this conference series is MOL2NET International Conference Series on Multidisciplinary Sciences. MOL2NET (the conference running title) is the acronym of the lemma of the conference: From Molecules to Networks. This running title is inspired by the possibility of multidisciplinary collaborations in science between experimentalists and theoretical scientists.

This is an International Conference Series to Foster Interdisciplinary Collaborations in Sciences with emphasis on Experimental Chemistry (all branches), Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Life Sciences, Medicine, and Healthcare, along with Data Analysis, Computer Sciences, Bioinformatics, Systems Biology, and Complex Networks Sciences.

The Scientific Headquarters (HQs) of this conference series are in the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Biscay. However, the idea of this multidisciplinary conference emerged from the melting pot formed as the result of multiple collaborations of professors from many centers worldwide.

Locally, the founders and strongest supporters of the conference are professors endowed by IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Sciences, professors from the two departments Department of Organic Chemistry I and Department of Organic Chemistry II of the University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU), and professors from the Department of Computer Sciences of the University of Coruña (UDC).

In addition, professors / researchers from the Center for the Study of Biological Complexity of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), USA, the Natural Resources Research Institute, of the University of Minnesota, USA, and many other institutions are also founders and supporters of this conference, please see full committees lists.

The publication of communications will be online via the platform SciForum of the Editorial Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI), with HQ in Basel, Switzerland, and Beijing -Wuhan, China. This year the second edition of MOL2NET is planed to be held from 2016-Dec-05 to 2017-Jan-25 (including interactive discussions, posts, comments, questions, and answers about papers in the online platform Sciforum). However, the online submission platform is open and the publication of communications will be asap upon acceptance, all the year. For more details, see Schedule & Program page and to submit a communication use the Submission link. Remember, these are the dates for the online conference and not for the face-to-face workshops associated to the conference.

MOL2NET Past Edition

MOL2NET-01, the first edition of this conference series, was held in Dec 2015. This first conference attracted more than 100 papers and 300+ authors and/or committee members representing 30+ universities of 20+ countries. Some of the world top universities and centers represented in the lists of committee members and/or authors were: Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA; Stanford School of Medicine, USA; Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), USA; University of Minnesota Duluth, MN, USA; Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, CNAM París, France; University of Pennsylvania, USA; Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, USA; EMBL-EBI European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK; CAS Chinese Academy of Science, China; ZJU Zhejiang University, China.

Face-to-Face Associated Workshops (In person participation)

MOL2NET International Conferences Series on Multidisciplinary Sciences is a scientific conference that runs totally online at the SciForum platform promoted by the editorial of the Molecular Diversity Preservation Institute (MDPI), Basel, Switzerland. Consequently, no physical presence is needed saving traveling costs. However multiple workshops associated to the conference run in person (face-to-face) at their organizing universities. This year our conference is the online host of more than 10 of these workshops (see sections 7 to last section). The participants in these workshops will be allowed also to participate and comment online in our platform including cross-section comments. Some of the more relevant workshops organized to this date are:

SRI-08 The 8th Annual Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium of Saint Thomas University, Miami, USA, Sept, 2016. Symposium of the Summer Research Institute (SRI), HQ Saint Thomas University (STU), Miami, FL, USA. Workshop supported by STE-TRAC Miami Dade College (MDC) grant. Topics: Multidisciplinary sciences, Applied physics, Environmental Sciences, Bio-molecular Sciences, etc. Chairpersons: Prof. David Quesada and Prof. Humberto Gonzalez-Diaz (Online Publication). (Closed, received 38 communications)

IWMEDIC-04, IV International Workshop on Medical Imaging, Medical Coding, and Clinical Data Analysis of University of Coruña (UDC). The IWMEDIC-04 workshop will be held presentially at the University Hospital Complex of A Coruña (June, 20, 2016), Hospital Médico Quirúrgico San Rafael (June, 21,2016), and Faculty of Computer Sciences, UDC (June, 20-22, 2016). Topics: Medical Imaging, Medical Informatics, Bioinformatics, etc. Chairpersons: Prof. Alejandro Pazos and Prof. Humberto Gonzalez-Diaz (Online Publication). (Closed, received 30 communications)

UFIQOSYC-01‬ , 1st Young Scientist Workshop hold at the Department of Organic Chemistry II, University of Basque Country UPV/EHU. Topics: Organic Chemistry, Chemical Catalysis, Organic Synthesis. Chairpersons: Prof. Esther Lete, Prof. Esther Domínguez Pérez, and Prof. Jose Luis Vicario. (Closed, received 17 communications)

BMEICB-02 Second Bioinformatics Meeting of The School of Bioinformatics Engineering, University of Talca, Talca, Chile, (Oct, 13-14, 2016). Topics: Bioinformatics, Informatics Engineering, Medical Informatics, Chemoinformatics, etc. Chairpersons: Prof. Gabriel Nuñez and Prof. Julio Caballero. (MOL2NET Contact). (Closed, received 12 communications)

, Soochow University International Workshop Series on Computer Sciences. The SUIWCS-01 workshop will be held in person at the  the School of Computer Science and Technology of Soochow University (SUDA), PCR, China (Nov, 2016). Topics: Machine Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Bioinformatics, Medical Informatics, Chemoinformatics, etc. Chairpersons: Prof. Quan Liu, Assist. Prof. Xiaoke Zhou (MOL2NET Contact), and Prof. Humberto Gonzalez-Diaz (Publication). (Open, running)

MDPI JCR Journals Special Issues

In parallel, the members of committees and/or authors are encouraged to edit special issues for different journals of the editorial MDPI ( See, as example, the special issue on the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS), IF = 3.257), with 18 papers in total including papers from the conference, link: Special Issue on Data Analysis in Molecular Sciences. In order to send a proposal of associated workshop and/or special issue contact the chairperson of the conference and UPV/EHU Ikerbasque Professor Prof. H. González-Díaz .

MOL2NET People, Media Channels, and Social Networks

We are uploading flyers and promotional videos (in different languages) to the MOL2NET accounts in different social networks such as: GOOGLE+ account with +50000 viewers; FACEBOOK group with +10000 followers; and TWITTER account @mol2net. In addition, we have uploaded topic-specific pages with lists of contacts of people related to the conference. In this page you can find people with research interests focused on one specific area such as Organic Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Materials or Nanoscience, etc. In this sense, to contact people related to all areas of Chemistry you may visit  [Section 01], but to contact people related to Organic Chemistry & Medicinal Chemistry specifically (organic synthesis, catalysis, drug discovery, etc.) you can visit also the page Organic Chemistry People, as well as [Section 08].

NOTES for participants

The MOL2NET conference is Totally Online; no physical presence is needed saving traveling costs. We accept experimental works, theoretical works, or experimental-theoretic works in the areas mentioned. Proceedings will be Published Online, Open Access, and Totally Free of Charges (no cost). Please, see the following instructions: (1) Read call for papers [Link], (2) Read [Instructions to Authors] and download template .doc file MOL2NET 2016 Microsoft Word template file, (3) Submit short communications (2-3 pages), reviews, papers, or videos: [Link]. For details about in person (face-to-face) participation on associated workshops contact the respective members of the local committees.

Conference Chairman

Prof. González-Díaz, H.

IKERBASQUE Prof., Ph.D., Pharm.Lic., 

(1) Department of Organic Chemistry II,

University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU),

Campus Bizkaia, Basque Country, Spain.

(2) IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science,

Bilbao, Bizkaia, Basque Country, Spain.

[Honor Committee]

[Scientific Committee (Abroad)]

[Scientific Committee (Local)]


Co-Chairs (Experimental Sciences) 

Prof. E. Lete

Department of Organic Chemistry II,

University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Leioa,

Sarriena w/n, Bizkaia. 

Prof. N. Sotomayor

Department of Organic Chemistry II,

University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Leioa,

Sarriena w/n, Bizkaia.

Dr. A.B. Reitz

Ph.D., CEO Fox Chase Chemical Diversity Center,

Inc., Doylestown, PA, USA.

Moore Fellow in the Management of Technology

University of Pennsylvania (Penn Engineering),

Editor-in-Chief of Curr Top Medicinal Chemistry,

Adjunct Professor at Drexel University College of

Medicine,  Founder CEO of ALS Biopharma, LLC.

Co-Chairs (Theoretical Sciences) 

Prof. D. Bonchev

Director of Research on Bioinformatics,

Center for the Study of Biological Complexity.

Prof., Dept of Mathematics & Applied Mathematics,

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), USA.



Dr. S.C. Basak,

(1) Ph.D. Senior Scientist at Natural Resources Research Institute, Center for Water and the Environment (CWE), Duluth, MN, USA

(2) Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, MN, USA.


Headquarters Institutional Co-Chairs

Prof. F.P. Cossío

President of IKERBASQUE,

Basque Foundation for Science,

Prof. Department of Organic Chemistry I,

University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU),

Donostia - San Sebastián Campus, Gipuzkoa.


Prof. E. Domínguez Pérez

Dean of Faculty of Science and Technology,

Department of Organic Chemistry II,

University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU),

Leioa, Sarriena w/n, Bizkaia.


Honor Advisory Committee

Prof. J.J. Chou

Department Biological Chemistry & Molecular

Pharmacology (BCMP), Harvard Medical School,

Boston, MA 02115, USA.



Prof. Dr. P. Langer

Full Professor (C4) of Organic Chemistry,

Vice Director Institute of Chemistry,

University of Rostock,

Head of the Department of Organic Chemistry.

Universität Rostock Institut für Chemie Abteilung

für Organische Chemie Albert-Einstein-Straße

3a 18059 Rostock.



Prof. E. Estrada Roger

Department of Mathematics and Statistics,

Chair in Complexity Sciences,

Institute of Complexity Systems,

University of Strathclyde Glasgow, G1 1XQ, UK.

Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Complex Networks,

Oxford Academic Press.



Prof. V.M. Preciado

Raj and Neera Singh Term Assistant Professor

Electrical and Systems Engineering (ESE),

Penn Engineering, University of Pennsilvania, USA.



Prof. D. Graham

Professor of Chemistry,

Loyola University of Chicago (LUC), USA.



Prof. R.I. Vazquez Padron

Ph.D, D.M., Research Associate Prof. of Surgery,

Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology,

Miller School of Medicine,

University of Miami, USA.



Prof. Kuo-Chen Chou

Gordon Life Science Institute, Belmont, MA, USA,

Center of Excellence in Genomic Medicine Research

(CEGMR), King Abdulaziz University,

Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia.



Prof. J. Jimenez Barbero

Ikerbasque Professor, Scientific Director of

Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences

(CICBiogune), Bizkaia.

President of Royal Society of Chemistry of Spain



Prof. J.M. Pitarke

Prof. of Condesed Matter Physics, UPV/EHU,

Director of Nanomaterials Cooperative

Research Center (CICNanoGune),

Tolosa Hiribidea, 76, E-20018

Donostia – San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa.



Prof. L.M. Liz-Marzán

Ikerbasque Senior Professor,

Scientific Director of Center for

Cooperative Research in Biomaterials

(CICbiomaGUNE), Gipuzkoa



Prof. A. Pazos

Ph.D., M.D., Chair and Director of

Department of Computer Sciences,

University of Coruña (UDC), Coruña, Spain


Follow the links to see full lists of committees members ...

[Honor Committee]

[Scientific Committee (Abroad)]

[Scientific Committee (Local)]