Past Events

4th Annual CCP-BioSim Conference, Frontiers of Biomolecular Simulation
From Wednesday 07 January 2015
To Friday 09 January 2015

The fourth annual meeting of CCP-BioSim will be held in Leeds, from Wednesday 7th to Friday 9th January 2015. 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. Principal Organiser - Sarah Harris (Leeds).
Invited Speakers

The following invited speakers have confirmed their attendance:

Helmut Grubmuller, MPI Göttingen
Lorna Dougan, Leeds
Martin Blackledge, IBS Grenoble
Carmen Domene, King's College London
Maya Topf, Birkbeck
Joanna Sulkowska, University of Warsaw
Lucy Colwell, University of Cambridge
Meilan Huang, Queen's University Belfast
Teresa Head-Gordon, University of California, Berkeley
Cristian Micheletti, SISSA, Trieste
Jonathan Stott, AstraZeneca


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

For registrations up to 9th November 2014, the registration fees are:

Full - £ 250
Student - £ 170

and should be paid through the registration site. The student price can be claimed by clicking the "Bursary Available" box during registration. The conference fee includes the conference dinner on Wednesday 7th.

Late registrations will be accepted until 14th December at the higher rate of:

Full - £ 290
Student - £ 210

Note, registration is not considered complete until full payment has been received. There are no additional bursaries available.

Contributed oral or poster presentations

There are opportunities for contributed talks, each of 20 mins. Abstracts from experimentalists collaborating with simulators are welcomed. Abstracts addressing the following areas are also encouraged; please indicate the relevant area on your abstract submission:

Relating Simulation to Experiment
Combining Experiment and Simulation
Development and Application of New Simulation Methods and Theory
Simulation in Industry and Society
Other (in case your abstract does not fit into any of these categories)

Abstracts for contributed talks or posters should follow this template, and be emailed to the abstract co-ordinator by 9th November 2014 using the Subject line "2015 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 and paid for the event.

Poster details

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

Poster boards are 2m high x 1m wide, i.e. suitable for a portrait A0 poster, see picture.

In addition to regular poster-sessions we have arranged poster-pitch sessions. 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. 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 5th January. 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


Registration opens up from 11 am on Wednesday 7th January, with the scientific programme starting at 1.00pm. The meeting will end at around 2 pm on Friday 9th January.

A provisional schedule is available online.


The conference will take place in the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, with scientific sessions held in Bury Theatre. Travel information is available at


We recommend the following hotels (please book directly with the hotel):

Holiday Inn Express - – next door to conference site
Jurys Inn - – 5 mins walk from the Armouries
Bewleys - – 5 mins by taxi from conference site
Novotel - – 5 mins by taxi from conference site
Hilton/Hilton Doubletree - - near the railway station, 5 mins by taxi from conference site
Ibis Budget - - not far from the bus station, about 1.2 km from the Armouries

Organising Committee

Dr Sarah Harris, University of Leeds
Dr. Julien Michel, University of Edinburgh
Dr. Richard Henchman, University of Manchester
Dr David Huggins, University of Cambridge
Dr Martyn Winn, STFC Daresbury Laboratory

Contact Us

For more information, contact Sarah Harris