Past Events

3rd Annual CCP-BioSim Conference, Frontiers of Biomolecular Simulation
From Wednesday 21 May 2014
To Friday 23 May 2014

Principal Organiser - Julien Michel

The third annual meeting of CCP-BioSim will be held at the John McIntyre conference centre, Edinburgh First, from Wednesday 21st to Friday 23rd May 2014. The aim is to provide a forum where everyone interested in applying biomolecular simulation techniques to their work – not just experts - can get practical information to enhance their research.

Invited Speakers

The following invited speakers have confirmed their attendance.
* Alexandre Bonvin, Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research, Utrecht. "Modelling structure, affinity and specificity of biomolecular complexes"
* Michael Gilson, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California San Diego."Plumbing the Depths of Entropy and Enthalpy in Molecular Recognition"
* Bert de Groot, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen. "Molecular dynamics of inhibition, permeation and recognition"
* Frauke Gräter, Heidelberg Institute of Theoretical Studies. "Protein allosteric regulation from force distribution analysis"
* Dr. Gerhard Hummer, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt am Main. "Molecular simulation of protein dynamics and function"
* Michael Mazanetz, Evotec . "Maximising the impact of structure-based in silico design at Evotec - highlights and lessons learned"
* Irina Tikhonova, School of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast. "Tackling drug selective polypharmacology using molecular simulations"


Registration opens up from 11 am on Wednesday 21st May, with the scientific programme starting at 1.45pm. The meeting will end at around 2 pm on Friday 23rd May.

Abstract booklet, including programme and practical information.
Detailed schedule available online.



The conference will take place in the John McIntyre conference centre, 18 Holyrood Park Road Edinburgh EH16 5AY.


To register, go to our registration site. (you will need to register with the Event Booking site first).

The registration fees are:

Full - £250
Student - £200

and should be paid through the registration site. The student price can be claimed by clicking the "Bursary Available" box during registration (this is different from the travel bursaries described below). The conference fee includes the conference dinner on Thursday 22nd. Please register by 21st April 2014.


A block of double bedrooms have been reserved at a discounted rate in Masson House, and these can be booked via the conference registration site. The rooms will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. The rooms are reserved for the nights of 21/05/14 and 22/05/14 only. If you require fewer or more nights, then you will need to book directly.

Contributed oral or poster presentations

Contributed talks or poster presentations are welcomed. Abstracts should follow this template, and be emailed to the conference co-ordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 9am on 10th March 2014 using the Subject line "2014 CCP-BioSim conference contributed abstract". Indicate whether you wish to be considered for a talk only, a poster only, or either. Please note that we are unable to consider your abstract unless you have registered for the event.

Poster details

If your abstract has been accepted for poster presentation, please read the following.

The maximum size for posters is A0 for portrait orientation, or A1 for landscape orientation.

In addition to regular poster-sessions we have arranged poster-pitches sessions at the beginning of the conference. You will have a maximum of 2 minutes to present the topic of your research to the other delegates. Poster pitches will be presented in alphabetical order. A list of poster pitches will be circulated shortly before the event. We ask you to stand up and wait near the podium a few minutes before your turn. If you wish, you can use 1 or 2 slides for your presentation. To keep to the schedule, we ask you to email your slides, in pdf format exclusively, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 9am on Monday 19th May. If you do not send us slides by this deadline you will still be able to present your poster, but without supporting media. To help us organise the session, please use the following file name for your slides: YOURSURNAME-YOURNAME-CCPBIOSIM-POSTERPITCH.pdf


A limited number of bursaries are available to offset part of the registration fees. If you wish to be considered for a travel bursary please send an email to Julien Michel, with the title "CCP-BioSim conference travel bursary request". In the body please justify why you would like to receive financial support. Priority will be given to PhD students wishing to present a poster/talk at the meeting, and that would incur significant travel expenses to attend the meeting. Bursary applications will be reviewed after the 10th of March 2014.


The following organisations have kindly agreed to sponsor the meeting.
* Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society
* Numerical Algorithms and Intelligent Software Centre
* Computational Chemistry List

Organising Committee

Dr. Julien Michel, University of Edinburgh
Dr. Philip Biggin, University of Oxford
Dr. Richard Henchman, University of Manchester
Dr. Charlie Laughton, University of Nottingham
Dr Martyn Winn, STFC Daresbury Laboratory

Contact Us

For more information, contact:

Dr Julien Michel,
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
U of E - School of Chemistry
School of Chemistry
Room 244, Joseph Black Building
King's Buildings
West Mains Road