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25 February 2021
SBP seminar by prof. Björn Baumeier, Eindhoven University of Technology
Talk title: "Multiscale simulation of electronic processes in molecular materials: challenges for electronic structure theory in complex environments"
Ministry of University and Research awarded grant to VARIAMOLS PI
The Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research has approved and funded the project HAMMOCK - Hybrid atomistic / coarse-grained molecular modelling with consistent kinetics.
This grant was assigned by the call FARE Ricerca in Italia: Framework per l’attrazione ed il rafforzamento delle eccellenze per la Ricerca in Italia to the PI of the VARIAMOLS project Raffaello Potestio to carry out a research line parallel to that of the ERC Starting Grant.
The focus of the HAMMOCK project lies in the development and application of variable-resolution modelling techniques to investigate the structure-dynamics-function relation in proteins, particularly in the context of coarse-grained modelling.
The project has a duration of four years, starting on June 1st, 2020; the awarded fund consists of 214k€ that will allow the group to hire a PhD student and a postdoctoral fellow in the next months. For openings announcements check the dedicated webpage.
20-31 January 2020
Winter school on the Physics of the Cell (link here)
The aim of this school was to provide the flavour 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 have been exposed to lectures focusing on specific aspects of biophysics, held by researchers actively working on them in top international institutions; they received 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.
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"
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"
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.
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
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
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.
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.
May 23, 2018
A journal highlight has been published about our recent paper "Concurrent coupling of realistic and ideal models of liquids and solids in Hamiltonian adaptive resolution simulations" on Eur. Phys. J. E.
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.
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).