The Jerusalem 23rd Advanced School in Life Sciences: Computational and Structural Biology

Sun, 10/01/2016 to Thu, 14/01/2016

Computational and Structural Biology

General Director:

Roger Kornberg (Stanford University)

Nir Kalisman (The Hebrew University)
Julia Shifman (The Hebrew University)


Computational Biology and Structural Biology are closely interrelated areas of research. Throughout the years, great advances in experimental techniques resulted in the appearance of multiple structures, including very large and complicated molecular machines. At the same time, computer simulations and analyses allowed for a better understanding of macromolecular modes of action. This mutual importance has been recently highlighted by the Nobel Prize in Chemistry given for “the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems." The School aims to focus on the ongoing synergy between Computational and Structural Biology. It features a great team of speakers from both fields, including three Nobel laureates. Participants in the School will become familiar with the principles of multiple methods such as: X-ray crystallography and Electron Microscopy of very large structures, Molecular Dynamics, Computational Protein Design, QM/MM, Structural Classification, and Biophysics. In parallel, the state-of-the-art applications of these techniques to outstanding biological problems will be presented.


Recorded Lectures >


List of Speakers:

David Bensimon, École Normale Supérieure
Avinoam Ben Shaul, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ron Dror, Stanford University
Sarel Fleishman, Weizmann Institute of Science
William Gelbart, UCLA
Daniel Harries, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Stephen Harrison, Harvard Medical School
Tom Kirchhausen, Harvard Medical School
Rachel Kolodny, University of Haifa
Michael Levitt, Stanford University
Emmanuel Levy, Weizmann Institute of Science
Ohad Medalia, University of Zürich  and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Gali Prag, Tel Aviv University
Tamar Schlick, New York University
Gideon Schreiber, Weizmann Institute of Science
Ada Yonath, Weizmann Institute of Science


2016 Life Sciences school poster