Past Events

7th Annual CCPBioSim Conference - Frontiers in Biomolecular Simulation
From Wednesday 04 September 2019
To Friday 06 September 2019

The 7th annual meeting of CCP-BioSim is organised jointly with the Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society and will have the theme of Modelling and Simulation for Synthetic Biology.

The conference will showcase important advances in biomolecular modelling and simulation tools, technologies, interplay with experiment, and applications to biomolecular design and synthetic biology.



The conference will be taking place at the University of Bristol, in the School of Chemistry:

Cantock's Close

The conference dinner on Thursday will take place on the SS Great Britain.

Invited Speakers

Prof. Charlotte Deane, University of Oxford, UK
Dr. Sarel Fleishman, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Prof. Syma Khalid, University of Southampton, UK
Dr. Sarah Harris, University of Leeds, UK
Prof. Dan T. Major, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel
Prof. Modesto Orozco, IRB Barcelona, Spain
Dr. Fabio Parmeggiani, University of Bristol, UK
Dr. Katarzyna Świderek, Universitat Jaume I, Valencia, Spain
Dr. Per-Olof Syrén, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Key Dates

Early Bird registration deadline: 14 July 2019 (After this date, registration fees will increase by £30.)
Abstract submission deadline: 14 July 2019 (Selected speakers will be notified before August 5th.)
Final registration deadline: 2 August 2019

Contributed presentations

Abstracts for oral and poster contributions are strongly encouraged for all participants. There are a significant number of contributed talk slots available (20 minutes), and posters will be on display during the whole conference, with designated poster sessions both evenings. There will also be the opportunity to 'pitch' your poster in a minute (with one slide).

Selected contributing speakers will be notified before August 5th.

Instructions for submitting abstracts will be sent in the confirmation email you receive after registration.


The registration fee includes the conference dinner at the SS Great Britain on 5 September 2019, but accommodation must be arranged separately by the attendee.

Registration has now closed.


The conference will start with registration and lunch in the afternoon of Wednesday September 4th, and will end around lunchtime on Friday September 6th. The programme can be found here.

The book of abstracts can be downloaded here.

There will be three satellite training workshops on September 3 and 6 2019. The topics covered will be Introduction to BioSimSpace, ISAMBARD: a Python-based framework for structural analysis and rational design of biomolecules, and Advanced BioSimSpace. These workshops are free of charge, but a separate registration is required.

Registration for the workshops has now closed.

For late registrations, a sign-up sheet will be available during the conference for the Advanced BioSimSpace workshop on Friday September 6 (2-5pm).


Accommodation is not provided for this conference and should be arranged separately by the attendee, a list of recommended hotels can be found below.

Premier Inn Bristol (Haymarket) – (1.1 miles away from Bristol University)
Travelodge Bristol Central – (0.7 miles away from Bristol University)
Radisson Blu – (1.7 miles away from Bristol University)
Holiday Inn Bristol City Centre – (1 mile away from Bristol University)
Marriott Bristol Royal – (0.9 miles away from Bristol University)
Holiday inn Express City Centre – (2 miles away from Bristol University)

Organising Committee

Marc van der Kamp (University of Bristol, co-chair)
Adrian Mulholland (University of Bristol, co-chair)
Sarah Harris (University of Leeds)
Ross Anderson (University of Bristol)
Sarah Fegan (STFC, Daresbury)