The Western Pole of the French Theoretical Chemistry network (soon to become a French research federation) is a local section section of the RFCT GDR, which gathers researchers in modelling at the national level. This section assembles researchers, lecturers and engineers with expertise in modelling from different western French laboratories: Angers, Caen, Le Mans, Limoges, Nantes, Poitiers and Rennes.
The scope of expertises covers molecular and solid state theoretical chemistry, biochemical modelling, bioinformatics and theoretical physics.
The goal of this gathering is to ease scientific discussion between these various disciplines and collaboration between structures, as well as organising common formation and teaching actions at the regional level.
The animators of this section are Arnaud Fihey (Université de Rennes), Frédéric Guégan (Université de Poitiers) and Adèle Laurent (Université de Nantes).