32nd Molecular Modelling Workshop (MMWS) in Erlangen

We are very happy to announce the upcoming “32nd Molecular Modelling Workshop (MMWS)” (http://mmws2018.mgms-ds.de) that takes place on March, Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th, 2018, at the Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen.

The MMWS has a long history of giving young scientists (especially graduate students) the opportunity to present their work and dive into discussions with each other and the “older experts” of the field to gain valuable feedback from academic as well as industrial colleagues. Oral and poster contributions are welcome from all areas of molecular modelling – from the life sciences, computational biology and chemistry, cheminformatics, to materials sciences.

Starting with the scientific program on Monday after lunch should allow to avoid travelling on weekend keeping the expenses at a minimum. A hearty workshop dinner and a traditional joint evening in Erlangen’s Steinbach-Bräu brewery complement the scientific program. The workshop is organised by the German Section of the Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society (MGMS-DS e.V.).

Pre-conference workshop
For the first time at our Molecular Modeling Workshop, Schrödinger is offering a pre-conference workshop entiteled “Structure-based Drug Design using the Schrödinger Suite”. If you are interested in participating at the software session, please checkmark the corresponding field upon filling the registration form.

Plenary Speakers
We are very happy to announce that four outstanding researchers accepted our invitation to present a plenary lecture at the workshop:

Bernd Engels (Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, University of Würzburg)
“Towards the Rational Design of Covalent Inhibitors”

Pavel Hobza (Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague)
“Protein-Ligand Interactions and Drug Design”

Gerhard Wolber (Institute of Pharmacy, Free University of Berlin)
“Exploring Protein – Ligand Binding Using 3D Pharmacophore Patterns”

Marc Hamm (Henkel AG & Co. KGaA)
“Facets of Materials Modelling at Henkel”

Poster and Lecture Awards
As in the past years, there will be two poster awards of EUR 100 each and three lecture awards for the best contributed oral presentations:

1st winner: Travel bursary to attend the Young Modeller’s Forum in London, UK, plus a speaker slot option at YMF (travel expenses are reimbursed up to EUR 500)

2nd winner: EUR 200 travel expenses reimbursement

3rd winner: EUR 100 travel expenses reimbursement

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

Registration and poster/talk submission
Submit talks and/or poster titles via the registration form accessible on the workshop website https://mmws2018.mgms-ds.de/index.php?m=register
The deadline for all submissions is February 16th, 2018.

General information
Website http://mmws2018.mgms-ds.de will provide all necessary information about the meeting.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Erlangen!
– Achim Zielesny, Scientific Committee Workshop Organisation 2018
– Harald Lanig, Chairman of the MGMS-DS e.V. (http://www.mgms-ds.org)