BioExcel Summer School 2024

Welcome to BioExcel Summer School 2024!

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 has been run very successfully multiple times between 2018 and 2023 and as per tradition it will take place in Sardinia, Italy as an on-site event and will be supported by the University of Cagliari and Sardegna Ricerche. We hope to see you soon in Summer 2024!

Date: 16 June  –  21 June 2024
Venue: Science and Technology Park of Sardinia, Pula, Italy

Participation: open application with a selection for 30 seats
Registration fee (to be paid after the selection process):

  • EUR 500 (+21% VAT reverse charge, in case of the invoice for participant’s company or institute which pays locally VAT)
  • EUR 500 (+21% VAT, in case of the payment by credit card)

Important dates:
Registration opens: 15 January 2024
Registration closes: 8 March 2024
Notification of acceptance: 22 March 2024
Payment deadline if an application is accepted: 26 April 2024



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 and BioBB. The trainers, developers and experts will provide guidance and support in using the software.

Audience and Prerequisites

  • The BioExcel School is intended primarily for PhD and post-doctoral researchers using or planning to use biomolecular modeling and simulation in their everyday research.
  • IMPORTANT: The BioExcel School is open to only applicants affiliated with institutions from the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) participating countries.
  • 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.
  • Familiarity with Linux and basic knowledge of molecular modelling software is a requirement.

The BioExcel Code of Conduct will apply during the event.

Summer School 2024 Travel Grant

BioExcel will be providing a limited number of travel grants to support life science academic researchers in attending this School. If you would like to be considered for the grant award, please inform your interest in the registration form and check the detailed information in the Guidance in Applying BioExcel Summer School 2024 Travel Grant.