Starts 21 Sep 2020
Ends 25 Sep 2020
Central European Time
Online -
The workshop is live-streamed on the ICTP Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics YouTube page at the following link:

There continues to be a growing community of scientists in both the developed and developing world, interested in and working on applications of molecular dynamics techniques to understand biological systems. This is highly relevant for problems in health and medicine.

The topics of this workshop is relevant in diverse contexts, from basic science, where molecular modelling and simulations have become indispensable tools even to interpret and design experiments, to applicative avenues such as health and medicine where advanced MD simulation techniques are used for insilico drug screening. This workshop is aimed at bringing together world experts working in a broad range of topics related to bio-molecular simulations which will expose both young and advanced researchers to the state-of-the-art in the field.

  • Quantum Mechanics in Biology: Enzyme Catalysis
  • Protein Dynamics/Protein Folding 
  • Drug Design 
  • Protein Structure Prediction
  • DNA/RNA Dynamics/Folding 
  • Coarse-grain simulations of nucleic acids & chromatin 
  • Multi-scale computer simulations for polymer melts 
  • Spectroscopy: Excited State Dynamics in Biology
  • Stochastic processes in biophysics
M. BONOMI, Institut Pasteur - CNRS, France
M.E. CASIDA, University of Grenoble, France
M. CERIOTTI, Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
B. CHENG, Trinity College Cambridge University, UK
G. COLOMBIO, Università di Pavia, Italy
M. DE VIVO, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
R. EICHHORN, The Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Sweden
R. EVERAERS, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
G. HUMMER, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Germany
V. KAILA, Stockholm University, Sweden
L. KAMMERLIN, Uppsala Biomedical Center, Sweden
S. KHALID, University of Southampton, UK
E. ROSTA, King's College London, UK
L. ROVIGATTI, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
K. SEKIMOTO, Université Paris Diderot, France
S. WOLF, Albert Ludwigs University, Germany
**DEADLINE: 14/09/2020**


Giovanni Bussi (SISSA), Alessandro Laio (SISSA), Alessandra Magistrato (SISSA), Christian Micheletti (SISSA), Alex Rodriguez (ICTP), Edgar Roldan (ICTP), Angelo Rosa (SISSA), Local Organiser: Ali Hassanali