31st Molecular Modelling Workshop 2017     MGMS Logo



The 31st Molecular Modelling Workshop will take place on March, 27th to 29th 2017. The workshop will be hosted by the University Erlangen-Nuremberg and co-organised by the Central Institute for Scientific Computing (ZISC). The research groups of Prof. Tim Clark at the Computer-Chemistry-Center and Prof. Heinrich Sticht (Institute for Biochemistry) will be responsible for the technical organization.


This year, Dr. Stefan Güssregen (Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH) is responsible for the scientific content of the meeting.



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 100 Euro (Students: 50 Euro). If you do not disagree, the fee includes the annual membership fee for the MGMS-DS e.V.. (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 and chemistry, cheminformatics, to materials sciences.





Plenary lectures

Focal topic: "Molecular Modelling in a Pharma Environment"

Richard Lewis, Novartis, Basel

"25 years in Pharma: What has changed in the industry since 1991?"

Focal topic: "Modelling in Toxicology/Polypharmacology/Preclinical Safety"

Jordi Mestres, IMIM Barcelona

"Systems Approaches to Drug Safety"

Focal topic: "MD Simulations/Computational Biochemistry"

Ivan Coluzza, U Vienna

"Learning from natural molecular machines: the artificial chaperonin"


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
February 24th, 2017.

Only online registration is possible.

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.




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.




Participants must organize travelling and accommodation themselves. For a list of hotels and guest houses please follow the link (Hotels)

The rates given are only for orientation and may vary.


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 2017 Team