University of Oxford
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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 AlphaFold models 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 AlphaFold models for almost any drug target.
With this “Cambrian explosion” of computational structural biology, there is an urgent need for a so-far missing major dedicated conference. Our conference will update on the impact of AlphaFold, 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.
University of Oxford
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Melbourne
Seoul National University
University of Washington
International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw
Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology UJ
University of Bristol
Max Planck Institute of Biophysics
University of California Riverside
Technical University of Berlin
University of California, San Francisco
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Seoul National University
National Centre for Biological Sciences
RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research
National Centre for Biological Sciences
University of California, San Diego
University College London
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|11:30 – 13:00||Registration and light refreshments|
|13:00 – 13:10||Opening remarks|
|13:10 – 15:40||Session 1: Modeling proteins and nucleic acids|
|13:10 – 13:40||Building on AlphaFold|
Kathryn Tunyasuvunakool – DeepMind, UK
|13:40 – 14:10||RoseTTAfold – another breakthrough AI modeling|
Minkyung Baek – Seoul National University, South Korea
|14:10 – 14:25||Selected talk|
|14:25 – 14:40||Selected talk|
|14:40 – 15:10||Methods for protein structure prediction|
Chaok Seok – Seoul National University, South Korea
|15:10 – 15:40||Methods for modeling structure of RNA|
Janusz Bujnicki – International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, Poland
|15:40 – 16:10||Coffee Break|
|16:10 – 18:25||Session 2: Modeling complexes|
|16:10 – 16:40||Modeling methods, most recently of protein complexes|
based on Alphafold
Arne Elofsson – Stockholm University, Sweden
|16:40 – 17:10||Modeling protein-peptide complexes|
Ora Schueler-Furman – Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
|17:10 – 17:25||Selected talk|
|17:25 – 17:40||Selected talk|
|17:40 – 17:55||Selected talk|
|17:55 – 18:25||Modeling nuclear pore complexes using AlphaFold and integrative modeling|
Agnieszka Obarska-Kosinska – Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Germany
|18:25 – 19:55||Dinner at EMBL Canteen|
|19:55 – 21:55||Social activity|
|08:15 – 09:00||Meet the editors session, ATC RTL|
|09:00 – 12:00||Session 3: Structural dynamics|
|09:00 – 09:30||Large-scale simulations of proteins and nucleic acids,|
biomolecular allostery, conformational change, and
Giulia Palermo – University of California Riverside, USA
|09:30 – 10:00||Computational enzymology: modelling biological catalysts|
Adrian Mulholland – University of Bristol, UK
|10:00 – 10:15||Selected talk|
|10:15 – 10:30||Selected talk|
|10:30 – 11:00||Coffee Break|
|11:00 – 11:30||Molecular dynamics and multi-scale simulations of|
Yuji Sugita – RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research, Japan
|11:30 – 11:45||Selected talk|
|11:45 – 12:00||Selected talk|
|12:00 – 12:30||Flash talks|
|12:30 – 14:00||Lunch, meet the speakers and job fair|
|13:00-14:00||Poster Session 1 (odd)|
|14:00 – 17:15||Session 4: Structure-based function assignment and analysis|
|14:00 – 14:30||Structural bioinformatics including analysis of enzymes|
and their catalytic sites
Janet Thornton – EMBL-EBI, UK
|14:30 – 14:45||Selected talk|
|14:45 – 15:00||Selected talk|
|15:00 – 15:30||Coffee Break|
|15:30 – 16:00||Applications of the new AI-based modeling methods to|
annotate function of microbial proteins at large scale
Tomasz Kosciolek – Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology
|16:00 – 16:30||The impact of sequence variations on protein interactions and motions|
Elodie Laine – Sorbonne Université, France
|16:30 – 16:45||Selected talk|
|16:45 – 17:15||Structural comparison to annotate function and binding|
sites in proteins
Ramanathan Sowdhamini – National Centre for Biological Sciences, India
|17:15 – 19:30||Social activity and dinner|
|09:00 – 12:15||Session 5: Structural bioinformatics and experiments|
|09:00 – 09:30||Methods for modeling based on experimental data, such|
Alexandre Bonvin – Utrecht University, The Netherlands
|09:30 – 10:00||Methods for integrative modeling|
Shruthi Viswanath – National Centre for Biological
|10:00 – 10:15||Selected talk|
|10:15 – 10:30||Selected talk|
|10:30 – 11:00||Coffee Break|
|11:00 – 11:30||Crosslinking methods and application of modeling based|
Juri Rappsilber – Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany
|11:30 – 11:45||Selected talk|
|11:45 – 12:00||Selected talk|
|12:00 – 12:15||Selected talk|
|12:15 – 13:45||Lunch, meet the speakers and job fair|
|13:45-16:45||Session 6: Applications: drug, protein design, and more|
|13:45 – 14:30||KEYNOTE: Structure-based drug design|
Charlotte Deane – University of Oxford, UK
|14:30 – 15:00||Applications of computational methods to predict effects of disease-related mutations and design drug molecules|
David Ascher – University of Melbourne, Australia
|15:00 – 15:15||Selected talk|
|15:15 – 15:30||Selected talk|
|15:30 – 16:00||Coffee Break|
|16:00 – 16:15||Selected talk|
|16:15 – 16:45||Methods for structural modeling and protein design,|
David Baker – University of Washington, USA (virtual speaker)
|16:45 – 17:15||Flash talks|
|17:15 – 18:45||Poster Session 2 (even)|
|18:45 – 20:15||Dinner at EMBL Canteen|
|20:15 – 23:30||Workshop party|
|09:30 – 00:00||Session 7: Structural systems biology|
|09:30 – 10:15||KEYNOTE: Integration of structural and systems biology data for modeling cells|
Zaida Luthey-Schulten – University of Illinois at
|10:15 – 10:45||Meta modeling of systems from atoms to cells, involved in modeling the pancreatic beta cell consortium|
Andrej Sali – University of California, San Francisco, USA
|10:45 – 11:00||Selected talk|
|11:00 – 11:15||Selected talk|
|11:15 – 11:45||Integration of structures, in particular AlphaFold, with|
large scale data on phosphorylation, interactions, and
Pedro Beltrao – ETH Zürich, Switzerland
|11:45 – 12:15||Coffee Break|
|12:15 – 13:00||Round-table discussion|
The future of computational structural biology
Kathryn Tunyasuvunakool, Janet Thornton, Giulia
Palermo, Pedro Beltrao, Andrej Sali, speaker from abstract
|13:00 – 13:15||Closing Remarks and Poster Prize|
|13:15 – 13:45||Packed Lunch and departure|
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Date: 6 - 9 Dec 2023
Location: EMBL Heidelberg and Virtual
Venue: EMBL Advanced Training Centre
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