The conference is organized around three main topics dealing with the structure, dynamics and function of molecular and supramolecular objects of increasing complexity: small building blocks, biological systems and materials. At each stage a combination of different experimental and theoretical techniques is employed. The techniques include: time-dependent UV/VIS and vibrational spectroscopy, microwave, x-ray and neutron crystallography, inelastic neutron scattering, liquid and solid state NMR, all methods of theoretical chemistry, numerical simulations; photoinduced processes, isotope substitution. The capabilities of the local large scale neutron and X-ray facilities available at Ile de France (reactor Orphée of Laboratoire Léon Brillouin and SOLEIL) will be exemplified.

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Monday 14 September

8:30-9:00     Opening Session     Chair: M.-C. Bellissent-Funel

9:00-11:00     BASIC ASPECTS OF THE H-BOND     Chair: M.Suhm

Paola Gilli, University of Ferrara, Italy
"The Nature of the Hydrogen Bond: Models and Theories"

Anne Zehnacker, Laboratoire de Photophysique Moléculaire, Université Paris Sud, France
"Chirality-dependent hydrogen bond direction in the gas phase"

Zdzislaw Latajka, University of Wroclaw, Poland.
"Dynamics of H-bonded systems in the gas phase, crystals and small clusters - the Car- Parrinello and Path Integral Molecular Dynamics approach"

Kersti Hermansson , Uppsala University, Sweden
"Is vibrational spectroscopy a good probe of H-bonding in hydroxides and minerals?"

11:00-11:30     Coffee break

11:30-12:50     Oral Communications 1-4     Chair: P. E. Hansen

13:00-14:30     Lunch

14:30-16:30     SMALL BUILDING BLOCKS     Chair: K. Hermansson

Mikhail Vener, Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology, Moscow, Russia
"DFT study of H-bonds in the peptide secondary structures. Side-chain-backbone interactions and salt bridges."

Héloisa Bordallo , Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie
"The intrinsic structural behavior of the naturally occurring amino acids and its reflection in their dynamics"

Wouter Herrebout, University of Antwerp, Belgium
"Molecular Interactions involving Halothane, Isoflurane, Desflurane and Sevoflurane: A Survey of Recent Experimental and Theoretical Studies"

Laurence Noirez, LLB -Saclay
"Hidden long range solid-like correlations in H-bonding and viscous liquids"

16:30-17:00     Coffee break

17:00-18:00     Oral Communications 5-7     Chair: S. Bratos

Tuesday 15 September

8:30-11:00     CONFINED WATER     Chair: M.-C. Bellissent-Funel

H. Eugene Stanley, Boston University, USA
"Water, the "most complex" liquid: new results in bulk, nanoconfined, and biological environments"

Toshio Yamaguchi, Fukuoka University, Japan
"Thermodynamics, Structure and Dynamics of Low Temperature Confined Water "

Alenka Luzar, VCU, Departmernt of Chemistry, USA
"Interfacial hydrogen bonds in amphiphilic systems"

Sophie Le Caer, CEA, IRAMIS, SCM, France
"Water dynamics in nanoporous materials"

José Teixeira, LLB, France
"Interaction water-aminoacids. From hydration to solutions"

11:00-11:30     Coffee break

11:30-13:00     Poster session

13:00-14:00     Lunch

14:00-16:30     Poster session

16:30-17:00     Coffee break

17:00-18:00     Oral Communications 8-10     Chair: M.Odelius

Wednesday16 September

8:30-10:30     MATERIALS_1     Chair: T. Yamaguchi

Volker Kempter,TU-Clausthal, Germany
"The role of Hydrogen in interactions involving Ionic Liquids: Experimental results"

B. Kirchner, Lehrstuhl Theoretische Chemie , Uni Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
"Hydrogen bonds absent and present in and at ionic liquids"

H.L. Castricum , Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot Watt University, The Netherlands
"Hybrid organic-inorganic materials for molecular separation"

Christer B. Aakeröy, Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA.
"Constructing co-crystals using molecular sense and supramolecular sensibility"

Werner Kuhs, Universität Göttingen Germany
"Water interacting with non-polar gases - lessons from gas hydrate formation and decomposition"

11:00-11:30     Coffee break

11:30-13:30     Oral Communications 11-16     Chair: V.Kempter

13:00-14:00     Lunch


18:00-19:00     Meeting of the International Advisory Board Committee

Thursday 17 September

8:30-11:00     BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS_1     Chair: J. Teixeira

Alberto Podjarny , IGBMC, Department of Structural Biology, Strasbourg, France
"Mobile H-bond proton revealed by neutron and subatomic X-ray diffraction studies leads to quantum model of catalysis for Aldose Reductase"

Joseph Parello , University of Vanderbilt, USA
"Hydrogen bonding and hydration in calcium signaling via the EF-hand proteins"

Patrick Senet , Institut Carnot de Bourgogne, DIJON, France
"Dynamics, dynamical transition, and free-energy profiles along the primary sequence of proteins in native states"

Jean-Marc Victor, LPTMC, Jussieu, Paris
"Why proteins can slide along DNA and how they find their target"

Peter Jordan, Brandies University, USA
"Normal Mode Studies of Conformational Change in Proton Sensitive Channels and Transporters"

11:00-11:30     Coffee break

11:30-12:50     Oral Communications 17-20     Chair: H. Limbach

13:00-14:30     Lunch

14:30-16:10     Oral Communications 21-24     Chair: P. Senet

16:10-16:40     Coffee break

16:40-17:20     Oral Communications 25-26     Chair: V. Marry

17:30-19:00     Meeting of the Prizes Committees

19:30     Banquet

Friday 18 September

8:30-10:00     BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS_2     Chair: J.-M. Victor

Erik Nibbering , Max Born Institute, Berlin, Germany
"Hydrogen bond dynamics and proton transfer in biophysical systems"

Alla Oleinikova , University of Dortmund, Germany
"Percolating H-bonded networks of hydration water: specific properties and importance for biofunction"

Fabio Bruni, University of Roma Tre, Italy
"Dynamic Crossovers and Quantum Effects in Protein Hydration Water"

10:00-11:00     MATERIALS_2     Chair: M. Roeselova

Mary Jane Shultz , Department of Chemistry, TUFTS University, USA
"Aqueous Hydrogen Bonding: Secrets Revealed by the Ice Interface"

Natalie Malikova , LLB, France
"Water and ions confined in clays - a study of transport properties"

11:00-11:30     Coffee break

11:30-12:00     MATERIALS_2 (continued)     Chair: M. Roeselova

L. Sobczyk, University of Wroclaw, Poland
"Specificity of NHN+ hydrogen bonds in protonated proton sponges"

12:00-12:30     Closing session     Chair: M.-C. Bellissent-Funel / M. Suhm

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XVIII International Conference on
"Horizons in Hydrogen Bond Research"
14-18 September 2009, Paris, France
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