Registration open: 2nd HBPMolSim Training Workshop on Tools for Molecular Simulation of Neuronal Signaling Cascades and HBP BRAVE partner project open meeting

12. May 2023

The second HBPMolSIM training workshop on Tools for Molecular Simulation of Neuronal Signaling Cascades will take place in hybrid format on 21-23 June 2023 at the Mathematikon, Heidelberg University (free of charge). The workshop will include training on the SDA7 and tauRAMD tools developed in the MCM group at HITS, focusing on the computation of kinetic parameters from Brownian dynamics simulations of biomolecular association and molecular dynamics simulations of protein-ligand dissociation. 

At the end of the training workshop, the results of the  HBP BRAVE Partner project will be presented in an open workshop. The BRAVE project addresses the problem of COVID-19’s impact on the brain by tackling COVID-19 brain inflammation by computer-aided molecular design. The aim of the project is to block SARS-CoV-2 mediated neurodegeneration and brain damage by inhibiting the activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome, which is responsible for neuroinflammation in several neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and long COVID-19.  The project is a collaboration between scientists at the universities of Turin and Pavia (Italy) and the Forschungszentrum Jülich and HITS (Germany).

For details and registration for either on-site or online attendance, see:
Registration is open until 9 June 2023!

Scientific chairs and organizer(s)

Rebecca Wade | HITS, Germany
Giulia D’Arrigo | HITS, Germany
Stefan Richter | HITS, Germany

Event flyer:

About HITS

HITS, the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, was established in 2010 by 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, mathematical, and computer sciences. Major research directions include complex simulations across scales, making sense of data, and enabling science via computational research. Application areas range from molecular biology to astrophysics. An essential characteristic of the Institute is interdisciplinarity, implemented in numerous cross-group and cross-disciplinary projects. The base funding of HITS is provided by the Klaus Tschira Foundation.

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