AIMMS post-graduate course: Practical Course in Biomolecular Modelling

10/19/2015 | 10/23/2015

W&N Building, VU University Amsterdam

AIMMS post-graduate course: Practical Course in Biomolecular Modelling

Amsterdam Institute of Molecular and Life Sciences


Course / training

Picture Post-graduate course October

With the constant development of biomolecular modelling and simulation techniques and the parallel increase in available computational power, modelling plays an important role in studying, understanding and predicting the structure, function and (inter)action of proteins and other biomolecules. The next AIMMS post-graduate course Practical Course in Biomolecular Modelling (19-23 October 2015) focuses on this topic.

The course primarily targets PhD students and postdocs who experimentally study biomolecular structure and action (or who recently entered the modelling field), and who would like to learn theory, possibilities and use of modelling and simulation. The course will cover theoretical background and application of molecular dynamics (MD) simulation techniques and free energy calculations, and special topics include protein-ligand binding affinity prediction, advanced and multi-resolution MD, comparison with experiment, and structure refinement.

The course will include lectures in the morning (by Profs. Wilfred F. van Gunsteren and Sereina Riniker, ETH Zürich, and Drs. Daan Geerke and Chris de Graaf, VU University), and hands-on tutorials in the afternoon (under supervision of the lecturers and expert assistants). Click here for the tentative time table.

Registration and course fee
Registration is possible either for lectures only, or for lectures and tutorials. Participation is free of charge for AIMMS participants; a participation fee of 100 Euros applies to tutorial participants who are not part of an AIMMS research group. The deadline for registration is 29 September, note however that there is limited place available for the tutorials.

Tutorial participants are invited (but not expected) to bring an own case study to be discussed and/or worked on during the tutorials, and are asked to indicate if they intend to do so at the registration form.