27th Molecular Modelling Workshop 2013     MGMS Logo



This year, the 27th Molecular Modelling Workshop will take place on February, 25th to 27th. The workshop will be hosted by the University Erlangen-Nuremberg. The research group of Professor Tim Clark at the Computer-Chemistry-Center will be responsible for the technical organization. Dr. Stefan Güssregen, Sanofi, Frankfurt a. M., will be responsible for the scientific organization.

This workshop encourages young scientists - especially graduate students - to present and discuss their research topics. Young scientists at the beginning of their academic careers will be able to meet new colleagues from academia and gain feedback from industrial colleagues.


 The conference fee amounts to 50 Euro (Students: 25 Euro). If you do not disagree, the fee includes the annual membership fee for the MGMS-DS. (Only payment in cash at the registration desk is possible.)


Contributions are welcome from all areas of molecular modeling -
from the life sciences, computational biology, computational chemistry to materials sciences.





Plenary lectures

We are pleased to announce the following confirmed plenary speakers (in alphabetical order):


Prof. Jamshed Anwar Department of Chemistry, Lancaster University
"Developing simple physics-type force field models for molecular simulation"
Dr. Hans Matter R&D LGCR/Structure, Design & Informatics, Sanofi
"Interactions of Halogen Atoms to Protein Binding Sites and Contributions to Binding Affinity"
Prof. Dr. Carsten Schmuck Department of Organic Chemistry, University Duisburg-Essen
"Quantifying noncovalent interactions using artifical receptors as model systems"
Susan B. Sinnott, Ph.D. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida
"Next Generation Classical Potentials for Modeling Many-Body Interactions in Materials"



Oral and poster presentations

To give also the poster presenters the opportunity to have a look at the other presentations there will be two poster sessions.
Several reasons have prompted us to introduce English as the official workshop language. (Oral presentations may still be given in German. However, please prepare slides in English in this case.) Oral presentations should not exceed 25 minutes (including discussion); posters should be prepared in portrait format (max. 90x140cm).



The deadline for registration and submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentation is
January 25th, 2013.

Please submit abstracts for oral and poster presentation (one page DIN A4 format) no later than January 25th by e-mail to mmws@mgms-ds.de. Please use this Word template or this OpenDocument template for abstract preparation and send it as PDF (print-ready) to mmws@mgms-ds.de.




As in the past years, there will be two Poster Awards of 100 Euro each and three Lecture Awards for the best talks:

  • Winner: 500 Euro plus a speaker slot option at the Young Modellers Forum in London, organized by the MGMS-UK.
  • 2nd Winner: 200 Euro
  • 3rd Winner: 100 Euro

Only undergraduate and graduate research students qualify for the poster and lecture awards.



Conference location

All talks, coffee breaks, the poster sessions and the buffet dinner will take place at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, Henkestraße 42.



MGMS-DS Travel Bursaries

Participants must organize travelling and accommodation themselves. However, there is a limited amount of travel bursaries available:

  • Participants from Germany could receive up to 200 Euro,
  • Participants from other countries could receive up to 350 Euro as travel bursary.

These will be available only to undergraduate or graduate research students which present a poster or a lecture. Written applications for a bursary must include a supporting reference letter from the research project supervisor. This letter must also include a confirmation that the travel expenses will not be covered by the employer / university / etc. Please understand that we can accept only one application per (work) group.

Please address bursary applications to mmws@mgms-ds.de.
Please do not forget to collect your receipts, otherwise we cannot cover any expenses!



Wi-Fi Access

 Wi-Fi access is possible by (SSID) eduroam. Please configure your Wi-Fi in advance or ask your local administrator for detailed informations about your eduroam access.

General informations about eduroam:




For further information, and a list of abstracts already received, please visit this workshop website from time to time. Please address additional questions regarding the organization of the workshop to mmws@mgms-ds.de.
The general meeting of the German Section of MGMS (MGMS-DS) will be held during the workshop.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Erlangen!

The MMWS 2013 Team