34th Molecular Modelling Workshop 2020     MGMS Logo


Workshop Announcement

The 34th Molecular Modeling Workshop 2020 (February 17th to 19th)  in Erlangen provides research and graduate students, and new postdoctoral scientists with the perfect opportunity to present their research to the molecular modeling community. Scientists at the beginning of their academic career are able to meet new colleagues in academia and industry, discuss their research topics and gain valuable feedback.

The aim of the Modeling Workshop is to introduce research in progress. It is the perfect venue to introduce new methods in molecular modeling that can be applied to many disciplines. The workshop is suitable for everyone, those who want to gain experience in presentation skills and those who just want to network in a friendly relaxed environment.

The organisers welcome both poster or lecture contributions in English from all areas of molecular modeling including life sciences, physical sciences, material sciences and the nano sciences, including computational biology and chemistry, and cheminformatics.

This year, Dr. Christof Jäger (University of Nottingham) is responsible for the scientific content of the meeting.

The conference fee amounts to 100 Euro (students and PhD students pay 50 Euro). If you do not disagree upon registration at the conference desk, the fee includes the annual membership fee for the MGMS-DS e.V. (only payment in cash at the registration desk is possible).



Plenary lectures


Pavel Jungwirth

"Electrons in Liquid Ammonia and in Water: From Blue Electrolytes to Bronze Colored Metallic Solutions"


Barbara Kirchner

"Insights into ionic and molecular liquids and their interfaces from computational chemistry"


Charles Laughton

"Enhancing conformational sampling with machine learning"


Birgit Strodel

"Modelling peptide aggregation influenced by in vivo conditions"


Oral and poster presentations

To give also the poster presenters the opportunity to have a look at the other presentations there will be two poster sessions.
Several reasons have prompted us to introduce English as the official workshop language. (Oral presentations may still be given in German. However, please prepare slides in English in this case.) Oral presentations should not exceed 25 minutes (including discussion); posters should be prepared in portrait format (max. 90x140cm).



The deadline for registration and submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentation is January 24th, 2020.

Only online registration is possible.

Please submit abstracts for oral and poster presentation (one page DIN A4 format) no later than March 29th by e-mail to mmws@mgms-ds.de. Please use this Word template or this OpenDocument template for abstract preparation and send it as PDF (print-ready) to mmws@mgms-ds.de.

Please be aware that your accepted abstract document will be included as-is into the book of abstracts and on this website.




As in the past years, there will be two Poster Awards of 100 Euro each and three Lecture Awards for the best talks:

  • Winner: 500 Euro plus a speaker slot option at the Young Modellers Forum in London, organized by the MGMS-UK.
  • 2nd Winner: 200 Euro
  • 3rd Winner: 100 Euro

Only undergraduate, graduate and PhD research students, who agreed to our data publishing policy, qualify for the poster and lecture awards.


Conference location

All talks, coffee breaks, the poster sessions and the buffet dinner will take place at the
Institute of Organic Chemistry, Henkestr. 42, Erlangen.




Participants must organize travelling and accommodation themselves. For a list of hotels and guest houses please follow the link (Hotels)

The rates given are only for orientation and may vary.


Wi-Fi Access

Wi-Fi access is possible by (SSID) eduroam. Please configure your Wi-Fi in advance or ask your local administrator for detailed informations about your eduroam access.

General informations about eduroam:



General meeting of the MGMS-DS e.V.

The general meeting of the German Section of MGMS (MGMS-DS e.V.) will be held during the workshop. Note that you may easily join the MGMS-DS for one year and thus be allowed to attend the general meeting when you pay the registration fee at our conference site.




For further information, and a list of abstracts already received, please visit this workshop website from time to time. Please address additional questions regarding the organization of the workshop to mmws@mgms-ds.de.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Erlangen!

The MMWS 2020 Team