3D Protein Structures: what sequences cannot tell you

November 16th 2018

Venue: Boothzaal, University Library De Uithof, Utrecht 

The Netherlands Society on Biomolecular Modelling (NSBM) is an independent society that brings people together in The Netherlands and beyond, that work on three dimensional structures of biomolecules and biomolecular simulations. This is a first announcement of our Fall meeting to which you are cordially invited. During the meeting, the floor will be given to students, PhD students, post-docs and a number of invited guest speakers who study protein structure and/or structural bioinformatics or related topics.

 Location and dates


  • Registration deadline for posters or to be considered for a short talk: November 5th
  • Registration deadline (including lunch): November 9th

Application procedure

  • Participants should send an email to register (required but free registration) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Submission of an abstract is required if you want to present a poster.
  • Indicate in your email if you want to be selected for a short oral presentation.

Note: The maximum number of participants is limited to 75! So please register on time.

Lead contact

  • Dr. Gerry Nicolaes – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Confirmed speakers are:

o   Dr. Vlad Cojocaru (Hubrecht Institute) - "Molecular simulations of DNA recognition by transcription factors"

o   Dr. Marc Baaden (Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique) - " 3D protein structures in virtual molecular reality"

o   Dr. Chris Oostenbrink (Institute of Molecular Modeling and Simulation, BOKU Vienna) -  “Binding molecules in free-energy calculations”

o   Prof. Peter Peters (Maastricht University) - “Beauty and Benefits of cryo-EM; our new endeavors in vitrification of proteins and cells

Abstract submission is still open and we have several free slots in the sessions for students, PhD students and post-docs



Attendance is free of charge but registration is required.

Lunch and coffee will be provided thanks to the financial support of the Nijmegen Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics.