Past Events

2nd Annual CCP-BioSim Conference, Frontiers of Biomolecular Simulation
From Saturday 25 May 2013
To Monday 27 May 2013

Principal Organiser - Charlie Laughton

The second annual meeting of CCP-BioSim will be held at the Engineering and Science Learning Centre, University of Nottingham, from Monday 25th to Wednesday 27th March 2013. 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.

We are grateful for a contribution from MGMS towards supporting student attendance at the meeting, details below.

Invited Speakers

The following invited speakers have confirmed their attendance.
* Alessio Ciulli, School of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
* Gianni De Fabritiis, Computational Biophysical Laboratory, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
* Philippe Hünenberger, ETH Zürich
* Ruth Nussinov, School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University and National Cancer Institute
* Lars Schaefer, Computational Biophysical Chemistry group, University of Frankfurt
* Nigel Scrutton, Manchester Institute of Biotechnology
* Joanna Trylska, Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw


Registration opens up from 11 am on Monday 25th March, with the first talk starting at 2pm. The meeting will end at around 2 pm on Wednesday 27th March.
A detailed schedule is available here.


The conference will take place in the new Engineering and Science Learning Centre (ESLC) on the University Park campus at the University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD.


To register, go to our registration site (you will need to register with the Event Booking site first). The registration fee is £50 for students and £75 for academics/others, and can be paid through the registration site. It includes the conference dinner on Tuesday 26th. Please register by 25th February 2013. Registration is now closed.

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 Tuesday the 19th of March 5 pm. 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

Contributed oral or poster presentations

Abstracts are no longer being accepted.

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 21st January 2013 using the Subject line "2013 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.

Thanks to the generous support of the Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society, students whose posters are selected for presentation will automatically be considered for a bursary of £50 to offset their registration fee.


Accommodation has been reserved in Halls of Residence (en-suite facilities) at the University of Nottingham. This needs to be booked directly at Select Nottingham, choose days, click on promotion code and enter "13534biosim", then checkout and pay.

Organising Committee

Dr. Peter Bond, University of Cambridge
Dr. Sarah Harris, University of Leeds
Dr. Richard Henchman, University of Manchester
Dr. Charlie Laughton, University of Nottingham
Dr. Julien Michel, University of Edinburgh

Contact Us

For more information, contact
Dr. Charlie Laughton
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Room A8 Centre for Biomolecular Sciences
University Park