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NSBM Satellite meeting

NSBM Spring meeting 2011

The Netherlands Society on Biomolecular Modelling (NSBM) cordially invites you to visit its spring meeting, which is being held in conjunction with the Netherlands Bioinformatics Conference 2012 on April 25th 2012. During several parallel sessions, the floor will be given to PhD students and postdocs who study protein structure and/or structural bioinformatics or related topics (see a list below).

Speakers and attendees will have the opportunity to join the NBIC activities and visit key note lectures by Gerard Kleywegt of the European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge and by Dorus Gadella, of the Centre for Advanced Microscopy (CAM) at the University of Amsterdam. Gerard Kleywegt is also a guest speaker at the NSBM meeting.

Abstract format

Abstracts should be limited to a maximum of 10 lines, with 12-pt font and single-spaced text, giving a short description of the research done. Please include a title in bold. The name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s) should follow the title. The opportunity will be given to present a poster, though this is not mandatory. If you wish to present a poster, please indicate so.

Abstract submission

All abstracts, also for those who already registered for the Netherlands Bioinformatics Conference, should be submitted electronically in MSWord via e-mail attachment to

The deadline for receipt of all abstracts is April 15th 2012. Selected candidates will be notified no later than April 18th 2012.

Presentations will be 20 min, including a 5 min discussion. Starting PhD students are particularly encouraged to present their research.

For questions regarding the abstract or meeting  please contact  Gerry Nicolaes, +31-(0)43 3881688,


The 1-day conference fee amounts € 62,50 for participants working for a NBIC Partner organisation and € 75,- for participants that are not working for a NBIC Partner organisation and includes participation to the conference and poster sessions on April 25th, abstract book, lunch, coffee/tea during breaks, internet access. Should a lack of funding be a hurdle for visiting the NSBM Spring Meeting, please contact prof. Gert Vriend at so that an arrangement can be made.

Topics for presentations may include, but are not limited to:

  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Computer-aided drug design
  • Drug design and drug discovery
  • Grid computing
  • Homology modelling
  • Molecular and supramolecular dynamics
  • Molecular modeling and simulation
  • Mutational analysis
  • Protein crystallography
  • Protein NMR
  • Protein structure analysis
  • Protein structure prediction
  • Protein-protein interactions
  • Protein-small molecules interaction
  • Protein software design
  • Proteomics
  • Structural bioinformatics
  • Structure-function analysis
  • Text mining & information extraction
  • Virtual screening

Call for Abstracts

Here you can find the 'Call for abstracts' pdf.