24th Molecular Modelling Workshop 2010     MGMS Logo



This year, the 24th Molecular Modelling Workshop will take place on March, 15th and 16th. For the eighth time, the workshop will be hosted by the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. The research group of Professor Tim Clark at the Computer Chemistry Center will be responsible for the technical organization. Professor Dr. Rainer Böckmann, lecturer for computational biology, Erlangen, will be responsible for the scientific organization.

This workshop encourages young scientists - especially graduate students - to present and discuss their research topics. Young scientists at the beginning of their academic careers will be able to meet new colleagues from academia and gain feedback from industrial colleagues.

Contributions are welcome from all areas of molecular modeling -
from the life sciences, computational biology, computational chemistry to materials sciences.

Plenary lectures

Prof. Holger Gohlke Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Prof. Dr. Dirk Zahn Lehrstuhl für theoretische Chemie/Computer-Chemie-Centrum, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Dr. David M. Smith Division of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ruđer Boškovićć Institute

Oral and poster presentations

Several reasons have prompted us to introduce English as the official workshop language. (Oral presentations may still be given in German. However, please prepare slides in English in this case.) Oral presentations should not exceed 20 minutes (including discussion); posters should be prepared in portrait format (90x140cm). Talks with solely commercial content (i.e., that aim at advertising a product) will no longer be accepted.


As in the past years, there will be two Poster Awards of 100 Euro each and three Lecture Awards for the best talks:

Winner: Travel bursary to the Young Modellers Forum in the United Kingdom (travel expenses are reimbursed up to 500 Euro)
2nd Winner: 200 Euro travel expenses reimbursement
3rd Winner: 100 Euro travel expenses reimbursement

Only undergraduate and graduate research students qualify for the poster and lecture awards. A Web Award for WWW-based scientific applications in the field of molecular modelling will not be awarded this year.

The deadline for registration and submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentation is
February 28th, 2010.

Registration is only possible online. Please submit abstracts for oral and poster presentation (one page DIN A4 format) no later than February 28th by e-mail to Dr. Rainer Böckmann (rainer.boeckmann@biologie.uni-erlangen.de). Use this Word template or this OpenDocument template for abstract preparation.

Conference location

All talks, coffee breaks, the poster session and the buffet dinner will take place at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, Henkestraße 42.

Computational Chemistry Group Travel Bursaries

We are very happy to offer two EUR 250,-- travel bursaries sponsored by the Chemical Computing Group.

The Winners are:
Ignasi Buch
Municipal Institute for Medical Research, Barcelona, Spain
Pinar Güloglu
Ege University, İzmir,Turkey

MGMS-DS Travel Bursaries

Participants must organize travelling and accommodation themselves. However, up to twenty travel bursaries of 100 Euro each will be offered. These will be available only to undergraduate or graduate research students. Written applications for a bursary must include a supporting reference letter from the research project supervisor.

The Winners are:
Daniel Escudero
Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena, Germany
Andrea Frank
Universität Konstanz, Gemany
Daniela Grimme
Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
Christian Hanke
Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany
Doris Klein
Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
Wenjin Li
Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, Heidelberg, Germany
Ionut Onila
Universität Konstanz, Gemany
Sophie Weggler
Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany


For further information, and a list of abstracts already received, please visit this workshop website. Please address additional questions regarding the organization of the workshop to harald.lanig@chemie.uni-erlangen.de.
The general meeting of the MGMS (German Section) will be held during the workshop.
The conference fee amounts to 50 Euro (Students: 25 Euro). This fee includes the annual membership fee for the MGMS-DS.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Erlangen!

Harald Lanig