Experimental and computational molecular biology

9 May 2024

9th May 2024 08:00 AM
9th May 2024 16:10 PM
Auditorium di Santa Apollonia, Via S. Gallo, 25, Florence (Italy)

After the CECAM workshop "Towards quantitative cell biology through AI-driven software engineering for molecular simulations" at Pisa (Italy), some of the workshop participants will move by train to Florence for the satellite meeting on "Experimental and computational molecular biology".

The trip takes about 1 hour, there are trains every 30 minutes. The conference venue is the lecture hall Sala Poccetti in the monastery of Sant'Apollonia, and it is within 15 minutes walking distance from Florence train station.

Address of the conference venue with the Google Maps link:

Auditorium di Santa Apollonia, Via S. Gallo, 25, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy.


Chair: Paolo Carloni


10:00 - 10:30

Crina Nimigean

Weill Cornell Medicine NY

Propofol inhibition of HCN1 channels reveals their gating mechanism

10:30 - 11:00

Rachel Nechushtai

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The NEET proteins role in maintaining mitochondrial function and dynamics

11:00 - 11:30

Lucia Banci


In-cell NMR: results and challenges


11:30 - 12:00

Coffee Break

Chair: Antonio Rosato


12:00 - 12:30

Maria Ramos

University of Porto

Computational studies of enzymatic reactions

12:30 - 13:00

Paola Turano


Human H Ferritin as a nanocarrier for metal-based drugs

13:00 - 13:30

Susan Rempe

Sandia National Labs

Architectural Constraints in Ion Transport Proteins


13:30 - 15:00

Lunch Break

Chair: Lucia Banci


15:00 - 15:30

Michele Parrinello

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Anatomy of the transition state ensemble

15:30 - 16:00

Kenneth Merz

Michigan State University

Thermodynamically Balanced Models for Transition Metal Ions

16:00 - 16:30

Matteo Dal Peraro

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Single-molecule sensing with aerolysin pore-forming toxins


16:30 - 17:00

Coffee Break

Chair: Tom Beck


17:00 - 17:30

Roberta Pierattelli


Mere flexible linkers? - Un-structural

biology by NMR spectroscopy

17:30 - 17:40

Lucia Banci


The contribution of Instruct-ERIC in the Life Science research”



Tom Beck (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
Paolo Carloni (Forschungszentrum Jülich, GERMANY)
Antonio Rosato (CERM NMR Facility at the University of Florence, ITALY)

The event is supported by the Helmholtz European Partnering collaboration Jülich-IIT

Last Modified: 08.05.2024