BioExcel Summer School 2023

Welcome to BioExcel Summer School 2023!

This annual flagship event provides a comprehensive combination of lectures and tutorial sessions on biomolecular modeling and simulations using modern core applications and tools. The School ran very successfully multiple times between 2018 and 2022 and this year it will take place in Sardinia, Italy as an on-premise event and supported by Sardegna Ricerche.

Get a feel for what the School has to offer by accessing the collection of insights & highlights from our past events!

We hope to see you soon in autumn 2023!

Date: 10  September  – 15 September 2023
Venue: Science and Technology Park of Sardinia, Pula, Italy

Participation: open application with a selection for 30 seats
Application open: 30 March 2023
Application deadline: 28 May 2023
Notification date: 14 June 2023

Note: The BioExcel School is open to only applicants affiliated with institutions from the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) participating countries.

Registration fee: 500.00 Euros (to be paid after the selection process; includes transport to/from the airport, accommodation, all meals & course venue costs)
Deadline for registration fee if application is accepted: 29 June 2023


The BioExcel Summer School will include lectures and hands-on sessions on the following topics:

  • Molecular dynamics simulations
  • Biomolecular docking
  • Free energy calculations
  • Advanced sampling methods (Metadynamics)
  • BioExcel Building Blocks (BioBB)
  • Quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM)
  • Machine learning

During the hands-on computer practicals you will make use of the BioExcel flagship software and tools: e.g., GROMACS, HADDOCK, PMX, BioBB, and CP2K. The trainers, developers and/or experts in the use of the software, will provide guidance and support.

Audience and Prerequisites

The BioExcel School is intended for primarily PhD and post-doctoral researchers using or planning to use biomolecular modeling and simulation in their everyday research.

Familiarity with Linux and basic knowledge of molecular modelling software is a requirement.

We highly encourage applications from industrial entities, women and underrepresented groups. For industrial application enquiries please contact info@bioexcel.eu as the registration fee might differ from the announced fee.

The BioExcel Code of Conduct will apply during the event.

Travel grant

BioExcel will be providing a limited number of fixed amount travel bursaries for this event. If you would like to be considered for a travel bursary, please check the information in the Guidelines for Awarding BioExcel Travel Grants on how to apply for the grant.