NIC Days: Biomolecular Evolution, Function, and Assembly - Theory Meets Experiment

NIC Days: Biomolecular Evolution, Function, and Assembly - Theory Meets Experiment

24-26 April 2024

Forschungszentrum Jülich
John von Neumann Institute for Computing

At the molecular scale, life is orchestrated by the intricate interplay of many biomolecules. Powerful experimental techniques, molecular simulations on supercomputers and machine learning driven methods fueled by vast biological databases provide a never before experienced insight into the mechanisms and function of biomolecules. These NIC Days will bring together a diverse range of world-wide leading experts of the protein and RNA fields, both from theoretical and experimental backgrounds. Their respective expertise covers topics such as AI data-driven but also physics-based models for biomolecules, biomolecular design, folding & dynamics, evolution and structure prediction. We will compare approaches and discuss their respective progress and limitations to identify future directions.

Participants are included from all career stages. The schedule of the conference is aimed at providing ample time for discussion after the presentations or during the poster sessions. To additionally foster and enable more informal exchange, there is also sufficient time at coffee breaks or with buffet and drinks. We truly hope that all this fosters lasting collaborations or even friendships.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Richard Börner (HS Mittweida)
  • Simon Ebbinghaus (U Bochum)
  • Helmut Grubmüller (MPI Göttingen)
  • Ines Heiland (UiT Arctic University of Norway)
  • Volkhard Helms (U Saarland)
  • Jochen Hub (U Saarland)
  • Gerhard Hummer (MPI Frankfurt)
  • Olga Kalinina (HIPS Saarland)
  • Michael Kovermann (U Konstanz)
  • Faruck Morcos (UT Dallas, USA)
  • José Onuchic (Rice U, USA)
  • Fabrizio Pucci (ULB, Brussels, Belgium)
  • Ulrike Rehbein (U Duisburg-Essen)
  • Elsa Sanchez-Garcia (TU Dortmund)
  • Michael Sattler (Helmholtz Munich)
  • Benjamin Schuler (U Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Birgit Strodel (Forschungszentrum Jülich)
  • Joanna Sulkowska (U Warsaw, Poland)
  • Marialore Sulpizi (U Bochum)
  • Rebecca Wade (HITS Heidelberg)
  • Martin Weigt (Sorbonne U, Paris, France)
Last Modified: 12.04.2024