Rebecca Wade, leader of the Molecular Modeling (MCM) group, is the lecturer for the 2020 Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society (MGMS) Lecture Tour – see here.
Although the lectures planned to take place at various venues in the UK have all been postponed due to the pandemic, Rebecca did give an online lecture in November on “Computational Approaches to Protein Dynamics and Binding Kinetics for Drug Discovery”.
The lecture can be viewed on the new MGMS YouTube channel.
The MGMS was formed in 1981 to bring together scientists working in different fields of study—such as chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and computer science—who have a common interest in computational molecular modelling and molecular graphics. One of those activities is to organize MGMS Lecture Tours to highlight cutting-edge research in the field.
The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) was established in 2010 by the physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science, with a focus on the processing, structuring, and analyzing of large amounts of complex data and the development of computational methods and software. The research fields range from molecular biology to astrophysics. The shareholders of HITS are the HITS-Stiftung, which is a subsidiary of the Klaus Tschira Foundation, Heidelberg University and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). HITS also cooperates with other universities and research institutes and with industrial partners. The base funding of HITS is provided by the HITS Stiftung with funds received from the Klaus Tschira Foundation. The primary external funding agencies are the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Research Foundation (DFG), and the European Union.