BioExcel Summer School on Biomolecular Simulations 2019


 Sunday 30 June Friday 5 July 2019

Application opens: 

Monday 18 February 2019

Application deadline: 

Friday 26 April 2019


Open application with selection


Mendonca Michelle

Registration fee: 


Course Overview

 The summer school will include lectures and hands-on sessions on the following topics:

  • Molecular Dynamics simulations
  • Biomolecular Docking
  • QM/MM
  • Free energy calculations
  • Advanced sampling methods (metadynamics)

During the hands-on computer practicals you will work on a use case integrating the various topics above making use, among others, of the BioExcel flagship software (GROMACS, HADDOCK, PMX, CP2K).


The summer school is intended for researchers (primarily PhD and post-docs) using or planning to use biomolecular modeling and simulation in their everyday research. Familiarity with Linux and some basic knowledge of molecular modelling software is a requirement.

Learning outcomes

After this course you should be able to:

  • Use a range of biomolecular modeling and simulation software (GROMACS, HADDOCK, PMX, CP2K)
  • Discuss current trends and challenges in biomolecular simulation


Find out more information about the programme here.

Additional information:

  • BioExcel will be providing a limited number of fixed amount travel bursaries for this event. If you would like to be considered for a travel bursary email Michelle Mendonca ( Eligibility criteria and conditions for the travel grants are available here – BioExcelTravelGrant.
  • Sunday 30th June is arrival only, the first lecture will start on Monday 1st July (AM)