Forthcoming computational biomolecular research events

Author: Adam Carter
Posted: 9 Aug 2016 | 17:18

BioExcel is a newly launched Centre of Excellence that helps academic and industrial researchers to use high-performance computing and high-throughput computing in biomolecular research. 

We are running a number of events in September and October and I would be very grateful to anybody who circulates these to people or groups that may be interested (and bonus points if you are willing to share with me details of where/to whom you publicise so that we can reduce cross-posting).


BioExcel 1st Annual Meeting:
“Advanced Simulations for Biomolecular Research” SIG @ ECCB 2016

Sept. 2016, The Hague, Netherlands

SIG BioExcel is a major venue for knowledge exchange and networking for the computational biomolecular research community. It brings together stakeholders of:

  1. Core applications that are supported by the center – HADDOCK (integrative modelling), GROMACS (molecular dynamics simulations) and CPMD (hybrid QM/MM methods) and
  2.  Workflow environments and platforms for data integration and analysis such as Galaxy, Taverna, Open PHACTS, COMPSs and Copernicus.

Application deadline: Friday 19 August 2016
Registration via         


GROMACS hackathon 2016

17-19 Oct. 2016, Barcelona, Spain

Get together with core GROMACS developers from around the world to hack together on code! Bring your own laptop and coding problem – new integrator, fancy free-energy method, cool analysis tool, automated parameterizer, workflow implementation, meta-dynamics driver, tricky bug to fix, API design question, etc. Be ready to ask and answer questions with the gurus, and come away with new code running, progressed or well planned!

Application deadline: n/a 
Full details and registration via 


BioExcel: workflow training for computational biomolecular research

20-21 Oct. 2016, Barcelona, Spain

The purpose of this workshop is to:

  1. Provide an overview of the most commonly used workflow managers in the computational biomolecular field, both in a theoretical and practical way, with hands-on practice sessions.
  2. Find out about how BioExcel – Europe’s new Centre of Excellence for Computational BioMolecular Research – will help you to develop and run your own pipelines using these tools and introduce you to the BioExcel Workflows Interest Group.
  3. Together with experts on the different workflow managers, identify the best approach for your particular workflow problem in a “Bring Your Own Workflow” session.

Application deadline: Friday 9 September 2016
Full details and registration via

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Adam Carter, Project Manager, EPCC
Adam can also be found on Twitter at @adamepcc



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