From 1 November 2018, Syma Khalid will be taking over as the chair of HECBioSim (the High End Computing Consortium for Biomolecular Simulations). Dr. Khalid is a Professor of Computational Biophysics within the Department of Chemistry at the University of Southampton. Her research involves the application of computational techniques to the study of large biological molecules and systems including bacterial outer membrane proteins and nucleic acids.