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EMBO Practical Course

Integrative modelling of biomolecular interactions

30 May – 05 June 2021 | Virtual

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 January 2021
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 January 2021
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 1 February 2021
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 March 2021

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About the Practical Course

Proteins and their interactions are the mainstays of any cellular process. Studying these interactions at atomic detail is invaluable, paving the route to a mechanistic understanding of biological function and providing the first essential step towards the development of new drugs. Because of the costs and challenges associated with experimental techniques, structural biologists often turn to computational methods.

This course will present docking-based computational methods and related bioinformatics approaches, aiming at predicting how proteins interact with other biomolecules or ligands. Lectures will provide the theoretical background on state-of-the-art algorithms for sampling and scoring docking models, describe the use of low- and high-resolution information, and conservation- and coevolution-based interface prediction methods. Further, to broaden the scope of the course beyond protein-protein interactions, we will cover protein-peptide docking, data-driven molecular simulations, and other relevant topics in the field, including modeling of large assemblies and membrane proteins. Roughly half of the course wil consist of practical sessions where the students will run computations on interesting biological problems. Finally, to encourage interaction between all participants and stimulate discussions, students will be prompted to present their own research, both in flash presentations and poster sessions, and bring their own research problems to dedicated troubleshooting sessions.

About EMBO Courses and Workshops

EMBO Courses and Workshops are selected for their excellent scientific quality and timelines, provision of good networking activities for all participants and speaker gender diversity (at least 40% of speakers must be from the underrepresented gender).

Organisers are encouraged to implement measures to make the meeting environmentally more sustainable.





All times are Turkey Time (GMT+3)



  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 January 2021
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 January 2021
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 1 February 2021
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 March 2021



Registration includes:

  • Course materials
  • A conference package that will be mailed to the participants


Payment instructions will be emailed to succcessful applicants.

Selection criteria

All applicants should upload a motivation letter containing of a short description of their current research and a CV with a list of publications (if available).

Master students should in addition provide a recommendation letter from their tutor.

All documents should be uploaded in the registration system.

Incomplete applications will not be considered for the selection process.

We will maintain a balance between genders and between countries in Europe. Non-European applications will be considered if recommended by scientists actively engaged in the analysis of protein-protein interaction.

Abstract guidelines

The abstract should contain the title, author list with affiliation and a text of maximum 300 words.

Poster specifications

Please bring one copy of your poster, A0 size, portrait format.

Child care grant

EMBO Courses and Workshops offers grants to offset additional child care costs incurred by participants or speakers when participating at any EMBO Courses and Workshop funded meeting. Eligible costs include fees for a caregiver or child-care facility, travel costs for a caregiver, or travel costs for taking the child to the meeting etc. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to be considered for the grant. Please also describe how you intend to use the child care grant and specify the sum that you will need.



Alexandre Bonvin



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