Session D - NSBM Spring meeting 2015

The Netherlands Society on Biomolecular Modelling (NSBM) cordially invites you to visit its spring meeting, a topical track of the Netherlands Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Conference 2015 (BioSB 2015) on May 20, 2015. 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 BioSB 2015 activities and visit keynote lectures.

Wednesday May 20, 11:00 - 12:30 - Room Azie
Chair: Gerry Nicolaes, Maastricht UMC+

  • Robbie Joosten, Netherlands Cancer Institute (11:00 - 11:30)
    Better biology through better protein structures

  • Poster-flashes, three+one minute poster flashes (11:30 - 12:15)

    • Wouter Touw, Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics
      B-factor validation using Benford's law

    • Susanne Hermans, University of Düsseldorf
      Detecting unexplored allosteric pockets to identify novel drug targets

    • Qingzhen Hou, VU University Amsterdam
      Mapping the Protein-protein Interaction Free Energy Landscape: Energy-based approach to scoring docking decoys

    • Karen Berntsen, Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics
      isoleucine and leucine

    • Bart van Beusekom, Netherlands Cancer Institute
      Realistic hydrogen bond restraints for protein structure optimisation

    • Jochem Evers, Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics
      Automated improvement of ZnCys4 structures

    • Marc van Dijk, VU University Amsterdam
      Flexible, accurate and automated prediction of ligand binding affinities to Cytochrome P450. Application to the CYP19A1 family of aromatases    

  • Hanka Venselaar, Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics (12:15 - 12:30)
    Structure based protein engineering


Wednesday May 20, 14:00 - 14:45 - Room Azie

Invited speakers

Uwe Bornscheuer, Greifswald Universität, Dept. of Biotechnology & Enzyme Catalysis, Germany 
Henk-Jan Joosten, Bio-Prodict

Abstract submission

Abstract submission is closed for oral presentations and posters.

For questions regarding the abstract or meeting please contact Gert Vriend,

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


Registration should be done via the BioSB 2015 registration form. Registration for the conference (for one day/May 20) includes: participation to conference on May 20, lunch, coffee/tea during breaks and internet access. For participating in the evening programme (poster session & conference dinner) an extra fee has to be paid.

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.

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