The next NSBM meeting will be held at the Dutch national conference for bioinformatics and systems biology, BioSB2016, which will be held April 19 and April 20. The NSBM session will be on the afternoon of April 19.

Lectures have been solicited through the abstract submission system of the conference. It will be an interesting happening that you should keep an eye on!


On Friday 28 November 2014 the Amsterdam Center for Multiscale Modeling (ACMM) and the Netherlands Society for Biomolecular Modeling (NSBM) organize a joint meeting to bridge multiple levels of modeling, from structural bioinformatics to biomolecular simulation at various scales.


The meeting will focus on multi-scale and multi-level modeling of biomolecular systems including proteins, DNA or RNA. Topics will cover (but are not limited to): bioinformatics sequence analysis, structure analysis, structure prediction methods (including docking), coarse grained simulations, full atomistic classical force field simulations, combined QM/MM, ab initio and/or DFT calculations, and enhanced sampling methods.

Program Committee: Jocelyne Vreede, Paola Gori Giorgi, Daan Geerke, Sanne Abeln

Advisory board (ACMM + NSBM): Gerry Nicolaes, Gert Vriend, Peter Bolhuis, Luuk Visscher, Matthias Bickelhaupt, Evert Jan Meijer

Date: 28 November 2014 - 11:00 - 18:00

Location: Tuinzaal, W&N gebouw, VU University, De Boelelaan 1081A, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

On April 20, 2012, Gert Vriend officially registered the Netherlands Society on Biomolecular Modelling. The first governors of the society are Gert Vriend (treasurer), Gerry Nicolaes (president),  Sander Nabuurs and Rob Hooft.

The official goal of the society is "To encourage scientific exchange between scientists in the area of structural bioinformatics and everything that can be of help to this goal in a direct or indirect sense, in the widest possible interpretation".

On April 17, 2013, in the lunch break at the NBIC2013 conference, the members of the NSBM board that were present at the meeting met for their first in person board meeting.

Important conclusion of that meeting was that a frequency of two scientific meetings per year is good and should be kept. It was also decided that the society needs its own web site that will be used to announce the meetings, and to collect information for the members of the society.