25th Molecular Modelling Workshop 2011     MGMS Logo



This year, the 25th Molecular Modelling Workshop will take place on April, 4th to 6th. For the ninth time, the workshop will be hosted by the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. The research group of Professor Tim Clark at the Computer Chemistry Center will be responsible for the technical organization. Dr. Christian Kramer, Novartis, Basel, 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 four confirmed plenary speakers (in alphabetical order):

Jürgen Brickmann Molcad GmbH, Darmstadt
Kenneth M. Merz, Jr. University of Florida at Gainesville
Markus Meuwly University of Basel
Emad Tajkhorshid Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Oral and poster 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 20 minutes (including discussion); posters should be prepared in portrait format (90x140cm). Talks with solely commercial content (i.e., that aim at advertising a product) will no longer be accepted.


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
March 18th, 2011.

Registration is only possible online. Please submit abstracts for oral and poster presentation (one page DIN A4 format) no later than March 18th by e-mail to (mmws2011@chemie.uni-erlangen.de). Use this Word template or this OpenDocument template for abstract preparation.

Conference location

All talks, coffee breaks, the poster session 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:
-Participants from Germany could receive 200 Euro,
-Participants from other countries could receive 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 mmws2011@chemie.uni-erlangen.de.
Please mind that the deadline for bursary applications is also March, 18th!


For further information, and a list of abstracts already received, please visit this workshop website. Please address additional questions regarding the organization of the workshop to mmws2011@chemie.uni-erlangen.de.
The general meeting of the MGMS (German Section) will be held during the workshop.
The conference fee amounts to 50 Euro (Students: 25 Euro). This 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 2011 Team