26th Molecular Modelling Workshop 2012     MGMS Logo



This year, the 26th Molecular Modelling Workshop will take place on March, 12th to 14th. For the tenth time, 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. Professor Dirk Zahn, Theoretical Chemistry / Computer-Chemistry-Center, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, 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.


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):

Tim Clark Computer-Chemistry-Center, University Erlangen-Nuremberg
Peter Comba University of Heidelberg
Francesco Luigi Gervasio Computational Biophysics Group, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre



Oral and poster presentations

For the first time, there will be two poster sessions, to give also the poster presenters the opportunity to have a look at the other presentations.
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).




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

Winner: Travel bursary to the Young Modellers Forum in the United Kingdom (travel expenses are reimbursed up to 500 Euro)
2nd Winner: 200 Euro travel expenses reimbursement
3rd Winner: 100 Euro travel expenses reimbursement

Only undergraduate and graduate research students qualify for the poster and lecture awards. A Web Award for WWW-based scientific applications in the field of molecular modelling will not be awarded this year.




The deadline for registration and submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentation is
February 24th, 2012.

Please submit abstracts for oral and poster presentation (one page DIN A4 format) no later than February 24th 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.




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. Written applications for a bursary must include a supporting reference letter from the research project supervisor. Please address bursary applications to mmws@mgms-ds.de.
Please do not forget to collect your receipts, otherwise we cannot cover any expenses!

Keep in mind that the deadline for bursary applications is also February, 24th!



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.
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.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Erlangen!

The MMWS 2012 Team