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EMBL Conference: Computational structural biology

December 6, 2023 to December 9, 2023



This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. Please see EMBL’s COVID-19 safety recommendations if attending the on-site event.


Conference Overview

The field of computational structural biology is undergoing a revolution. AlphaFold, a program based on Artificial Intelligence (AI), has transformed the structural modeling of proteins and protein complexes by reaching accuracy similar to experimental structures. Over 200 million structural models have already been released in AlphaFold Database. Following AlphaFold, other protein modeling programs proliferated from researchers worldwide. AI has started advancing RNA modeling too. The wealth of protein models has sparked an explosion of new tools for structural analysis and structure-based function assignment. Scientists from other fields, such as system biology, incorporate AI-based structure prediction in their pipelines. In parallel, molecular dynamics simulations push the limits of accuracy and size of what can be simulated. Protein and drug design are being transformed thanks to new geometric AI methods and the availability of structural models for almost any drug target.

With this “Cambrian explosion” of computational structural biology, this event aims to become a so-far missing major dedicated conference. Our conference will update on the impact of AI-based structure prediction, provide a forum to present new methods and applications, build a wider community by integrating the new scientists now massively joining the field, and open a platform to discuss future directions and opportunities.


Session Topics

  • Modeling proteins and nucleic acids
  • Modeling complexes
  • Structural dynamics
  • Structure-based function assignment and analysis
  • Structural bioinformatics and experiments
  • Applications: drug, protein design, and more
  • Structural systems biology




SEP 13:     Abstract Submission
OCT 25:   Registration (On-site)
NOV 29:   Registration (Virtual)

On-site Registration   |   Virtual Registration



December 6, 2023
December 9, 2023
Event Category:


EMBL Heidelberg and Virtual


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