Workshop Details
Meeting Description:

This workshop is a forum for presenting, teaching and discussing results from the application of state-of-the-art experimental (including, but not limited to, optical spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, XFELs, electron microscopy, AFM and scattering methods), and theoretical and computational approaches to studying protein dynamics.

The Les Houches-TSRC Protein Dynamics Workshop complements the long-standing TSRC Protein Dynamics Workshop, held every other year in the odd calendar years at the Telluride Science Research Center in Telluride, Colorado (see program of 2015 meeting). In Les Houches, about 30 invited speakers will give oral presentations that comprise a pedagogic introduction to the methodology employed, followed by applications from their own work. Each 30-minute presentation will be followed by 15 minutes of discussion. In addition to the 30 invited speakers, there will be space for 30 student/postdoctoral participants that can present posters.

The workshop will start on Sunday April 3, 2016 with dinner and end on Friday April 8, 2016 with lunch.

Confirmed speakers:
Bai, Xiaochen (LMB Cambridge, UK)
Barends, Thomas (MPI Heidelberg, Germany)
Blackledge, Martin (Institut de Biologie Structurale, France)
Cammarata, Marco (U de Rennes, France)
Colletier, Jacques-Philippe (Institut de Biologie Structurale, France)
Fenimore, Paul (Los Alamos NL, USA)
Havenith, Martina (U Bochum, Germany)
Hilser, Vincent (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Heyden, Matthias (MPI Mulheim, Germany)
Ishii, Kunihiko (Riken, Japan)
Katona, Gergely (U Gothenburg)
Klostermeier, Dagmar (U Munster, Germany)
Lindorff-Larsen, Kresten (U Copenhagen, Denmark)
Lewandowski, Jozef (U Warwick, UK)
Mulder, Frans (U Aarhus, Denmark)
Palmer, Arthur (Columbia University, USA)
Parrinello, Michele (ETH Lugano)
Schanda, Paul (Institut de Biologie Structurale, France)
Schiro, Giorgio (Institut de Biologie Structurale, France)
Sprangers, Remco (MPI Tubingen, Germany)
Stock, Gerhard (U Freiburg, Germany)
Uchihashi, Takayuki (U Kanazawa, Japan)
Van den Bedem, Henry (Stanford University, USA)
Van Thor, Jasper (Imperial College London, UK)
Wand, Josh (U Pennsylvania, USA)


Register at TSRC ($60) before March 10th, 2016. The 30 non-speaker slots will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. Participants should be aware that some questions on TSRC's registration system may not be very relevant, as the Protein Dynamics meeting is the only TSRC-sponsored meeting held outside of Telluride, Colorado. TSRC lodging for this meeting is the Ecole de Physique des Houches. TSRC appreciates your patience regarding its registration system.

One can register with TSRC at

Workshop attendees (invited speakers and participants) are expected to contribute in total up to 460 Euros, for registration and housing (in a single room) with full-board during the five-days workshop, and to cover their travel expenses. $60 is expected to be paid upon registration (with TSRC) and an additional 400 Euros (depending on the funding situation) will be due with Ecole de Physique des Houches on the last day of the workshop.

Meeting venue:
The meeting will take place at the Ecole de Physique des Houches. The site, which has been in operation at its present location in the shadow of the French Alps since 1951, has a long tradition of hosting relatively small (< 100 attendees), focused workshops and schools in a secluded setting that stimulates intense discussion during formal presentations and promotes fruitful, informal interactions between all participants, including senior investigators, young investigators, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students.

How to get there:
The Ecole de Physique des Houches can be conveniently reached from Geneva Airport by shuttle-bus service within 80 minutes.

Accompanying persons:
There is a limited number of family rooms with an extra bed to welcome accompanying persons at an additional cost of 45 Euros (accommodation and full board). These will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact Martin Weik ( or Paul Schanda (

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Meeting Venue:

Ecole de Physique des Houches Les Houches, France
Cote des Chavants F-74310 Les Houches France

Protein Dynamics TSRC Conference at Les Houches, France Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Akgul, Serife Heinrich-Heine Universitat Dusseldorf
Andreou, Alexandra-Zoi University of Muenster
Audin, Maxime MPI Tuebingen
Blackledge, Martin CEA
byrdin, martin IBS
Cammarata, Marco CNRS / University of Rennes 1
Delhommel, Florent Institut Pasteur
Fenimore, Paul Los Alamos National Laboratory
Fichou, Yann Ruhr Universitat Bochum
Frech, Matthias Merck
Frederic, Cazals Inria
Havenith, Martina Ruhr University Bochum
Heyden, Matthias Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung
Hilser, Vincent Johns Hopkins University
Ishii, Kunihiko RIKEN
Katona, Gergely Department of Chemistry, University of Gothenburg
Kieffer, Bruno Strasbourg University
Kurauskas, Vilius Institut de Biologie Structurale
Linser, Rasmus Ludwig Maximiliams University Munich
Lundholm, Ida Uppsala university
Maya, Roberto Institut de Biologie Structurale
MULDER, Frans Aarhus University
Palmer, Arthur Columbia University
Rovo, Petra Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Schanda, Paul IBS Grenoble
Schiro, Giorgio IBS, CNRS
Smith, Albert ETH-Zürich
sugiyama, shogo Kainazawa University
Uchihashi, Takayuki Kanazawa University
van den Bedem, Henry SLAC National Accelerator Center / Stanford Univer
van Thor, Jasper Imperial College London
Wand, Josh University of Pennsylvania
weik, martin institut de Biologie Structurale
Werner, Joern University of Southampton
Yarava, Jayasubba Reddy EPFL
Yoshimura, Yuichi Aarhus University

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