Challenges and Current Status on Molecular Simulations

Molecular Simulation techniques constitute a scientific field of fast growing and development. As computer-based techniques focused on the description of molecular behavior, they are under direct influence of the continuous reduction of computational cost along time. With more computational power, it is possible for the researcher to model and simulate molecular systems with more constituents, such as multi molecular complexes, for timescales close to biological phenomena. As an example, even entire viruses can be simulated nowadays. As a  consequence, these simulations are becoming increasingly more complex, and more data is produced faster for more molecular systems simultaneously. While these aspects impact directly on the accuracy of the methods, which reproduce better biological, physiological and pathological processes, they also pose a important set of challenges for the researcher. New methods and approaches appear constantly, new and better ways to perform the simulations, and the scenario of “Big Data” related problems consolidates.

In this context, in May 25th will occur the Workshop on Challenges and Current Status on Molecular Simulations, at the Center for Biotechnology, UFRGS, intending to offer to students and professionals a rich discussion of the current scenario in the field. The following researchers are already confirmed to attend to the meeting:

  • 08:30hs – Ingemar Andre – Lund University, Sweden
  • 09:30hs – Roberto Dias Lins Neto – CPQAM Fiocruz, Recife, Brazil
  • 10:30hs – Adrian Turjanski – UBA/Conicet, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 11:30hs – Hugo Verli – CBiot-UFRGS, Brazil
  • 13:30hs – José Bachega – CBiot-UFRGS, Brazil
  • 14:30hs – Luís Fernando Timmers – UNIVATES, Brazil
  • 15:30hs – Rodrigo Braun – UFCSPA, Brazil

The workshop will be free of charge, but as due to the limitation of the room, the number of attendants will be limited to 100 people.

See you there!

Hugo Verli

P.S.: If you have any doubts, please write to hverli@cbiot.ufrgs.br