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Computational structural biology


This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually.

Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest.

Event details to be confirmed, pending EMBO funding application.

Conference overview

The field of computational structural biology is undergoing a revolution. AlphaFold, a program based on Artificial Intelligence (AI), has transformed the structural modelling 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 modelling 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 AI-based structure prediction 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 structural models for almost any drug target.

With this “Cambrian explosion” of computational structural biology, this event aims to become a so-far missing major dedicated conference. This conference will update on the impact of AI-based structure prediction, 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.


Sponsorship opportunities

We offer a variety of event sponsoring possibilities, with the flexibility to select a set sponsorship package or combine individual sponsorship options to suit your event budget. Discounts are available for companies sponsoring multiple events at EMBL Heidelberg. View other conferences, or contact sponsorship@embl.de for further information on sponsoring possibilities.

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Date: 2 - 5 Dec 2025

Location: EMBL Heidelberg and Virtual

Venue: EMBL Advanced Training Centre


  • Rommie Amaro
    University of California, San Diego, USA
    • Charlotte Deane
      University of Oxford, UK

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