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The aim of this school is to provide the flavor of the typical problems one faces in the computer-aided investigation of biological systems, as well as an overview of the most common and effective instruments employed to this end. Students will be exposed to lectures focusing on specific aspects of biophysics, held by researchers actively working on them in top international institutions; subsequently, they will receive training in the usage of the software programs implementing algorithms and methods for the investigation of biological matter, from single atoms to proteins, small DNA strands, entire chromosomes, cellular membranes, to multicellular tissues.

Further information is available at the event link here.

Past news and events

15-19 July 2019

X Brazilian Meeting on Simulational Physics (link here)

Raffaello Potestio attended the meeting and delivered a talk titled "On the algorithmic identification of optimal coarse-grained representations of biomolecular structures"

July 2019

SBP seminar by prof. Davide Donadio, University of California Davis

Talk title: "Chemistry at ice surfaces: from solvation free energies to photolysis of organic pollutants"

May 2019

Lectures and talk by prof. M. Scott Shell (UCSB)

Prof. Shell from the University of California Santa Barbara has visited our group and delivered two topic lectures on modern techniques for molecular simulations and a talk on his recent work.

April 2019

New publication from the VARIAMOLS group!

Take a look at the manuscript A deep learning approach to the structural analysis of proteins published in the Royal Society Interface Focus theme issue Multi-resolution simulations of intracellular processes

April 2019

New publication from the VARIAMOLS group!

Take a look at the manuscript Envisioning data sharing for the biocomputing community published in the Royal Society Interface Focus theme issue Multi-resolution simulations of intracellular processes

February 2019

Publication from the VARIAMOLS group

Take a look at the manuscript Open-Boundary Molecular Mechanics/Coarse-Grained Framework for Simulations of Low-Resolution G-Protein-Coupled Receptor–Ligand Complexes, published in JCTC.

The 2018 activity report of the Statistical and Biological Physics group of the University of Trento has been made available.

January 2019

First publication from the VARIAMOLS group is out!

Take a look at the manuscript Optimal Coarse-Grained Site Selection in Elastic Network Models of Biomolecules, published in JCTC.

September 3-6, 2018

CECAM workshop "Computational biophysics on your desktop: is that possible?"

The workshop is co-organized by the Physics department of the University of Trento, TIFPA, SISSA and the VARIAMOLS project.

Please find more information at this link.

September 24-25, 2018

Theo Murphy international scientific meeting "Multi-resolution simulations of intracellular processes"

The event is co-organised by Radek Erban, Sarah Harris and Raffaello Potestio. It will take place at Chicheley Hall, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire (UK).

Find out more at this link.

March 14, 2018

In the framework of the Biophysics Week organised by the Biophysical Society, the Physics Dept. of the University of Trento hosted the event "Biofisica: opportunità di studio e lavoro a Trento" (Biophysics: study and work opportunities in Trento). In this context, several groups in the area of Trento, active in the broad field of biophysics, have presented themselves and showcased various opportunities for master study, PhD programmes, and jobs in academia and industry.

February 20, 2018

We participated to the IUPAC MODSIM workshop 2018 Modelling and simulation of large molecules: can we disentangle time- and length-scales? at the Politecnico of Milan, Italy.

February 7-10, 2018

Raffaello Potestio participated to the 5th workshop Physics of Biomolecules: structure, dynamics, and function in Bressanone, Italy.

October 12, 2017

In a press conference (press release in Italian here) the University of Trento has presented the results obtained in ten years of ERC program, summing up to 24 ERC grants. The VARIAMOLS project is one of the two most recent ones.

The regional RAI news of Trentino Alto Adige has reported the story (here, minute 6:22, in Italian).

Here are the articles in the regional newspapers Il Dolomiti, Il Trentino, Trentino Corriere delle Alpi and La Voce del Trentino.

October 5, 2017

Press release from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research about the VARIAMOLS project, here.

September 13, 2017

The VARIAMOLS project has its Facebook page! Curious? Click here!

September 6, 2017

The European Research Council has released the list of ERC StG projects from the 2017 call that will be funded. We're there! :) Find out more here.