BioExcel center of excellence is preparing a whole week activity this October in Barcelona for scientists interested in biomolecular simulations and/or biomolecular workflows. The week will be divided in two different events taking place at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), one of the partners of the BioExcel center. The activity includes a visit to the Marenostrum supercomputer, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, installed inside a beautiful former chapel.


    The first activity, a Gromacs hackathon, is going to last three days, from the 17th to the 19th of October. The second activity, a Workflow Training for Computational Biomolecular Research, will take place the next couple of days, from the 20th to the 21st of October. Both events are free to attend, but registration is required. Here you have a summary of them, and links to the registration process:

  • Gromacs Hackathon

Three days of collaborative computer programming in biomolecular simulations with GROMACS code, together with the main developers of the MD package. This is going to be a very interactive and participative activity, with no scientific presentations or user tutorials, but mostly focused on GROMACS code hacking.

Attendance is free and open, but the room is limited to 30 people!

  • Workflow Training for Computational Biomolecular Research

Two-days workshop focused on providing an overview of the most commonly used workflow managers in the computational biomolecular field, both in a theoretical and practical way, with hands-on practice sessions and a final “Bring Your Own Workflow” section to work together with experts on the different workflow managers trying to identify the best approach for your particular workflow problem. Workflow managers such as Galaxy, Apache Taverna, PyCOMPSs, KNIME or Copernicus will be presented and used in the hands-on sessions.

    Don’t miss the opportunity and join us in Barcelona!