We are pleased to announce our virtual conference, EMBO Workshop: Advances and Challenges in Biomolecular Simulations to be held from 18 – 21 October 2021. The event gathers the biomolecular research community to explore the latest trends, updates and challenges from key stakeholders in the fields of integrative modelling, free energy and drug design, workflows, automation and data integration. 


  • Access to all talks
  • Poster sessions
  • Networking
  • Virtual tour

Registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. The conference will be hosted on the virtual event platform. Myia will be able to follow the talks via live stream or video playback. You will also be able to communicate with speakers and other attendees via direct message. Detailed instructions on virtual platform access will be sent to all registered attendees closer to the date. The registration deadline is 24 September 2021.


All registered attendees are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract for a talk or poster session by 15 July 2021. The organising committee will select 18 talks from abstracts, out of which 6 talks will be prioritised for Early Career Researchers. Submissions not selected for a talk will automatically be considered for the poster session. The key topics for this conference are:

  • Free energy and validation
  • Sampling – linking experiments and computations
  • Molecular simulation
  • Structural bioinformatics and integrative modelling
  • Drug design


University of Maryland, US
University College London, UK
RWTH-Aachen and Juelich, DE
University of Copenhagen, DK
Uppsala University, SE
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, IL
University of Toronto Mississauga, CA

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University of Southampton, UK

New York University, US
University of Utah, US
ETH Zurich, CH
Yale University, US

Fee waivers and childcare grants are available for this conference.

Visit the EMBO website for more information on registration and abstract submission