We are happy to announce the 2014 PROTEO Summer School on Computational Biochemistry. Although in-silico techniques are gaining in importance, the university curriculum does not reflect this. Therefore, we are organizing for students in Quebec, with support of the PROTEO network, a two-day workshop on computational techniques such as homology modelling, molecular docking and molecular dynamics simulation. The aim is to promote and introduce computational techniques as part of a daily routine in a researcher's lab life for non-specialists and non-programmers.

The flyer of the event can be downloaded here and the preliminary program can be found here.

Location Summer School:

room MB-5.255
MB Building (John Molson)
1450 Rue Guy

Starting from 10:00am

Hotel address:

Le Meridien Versailles
1808 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, QC H3H 1E5


Guillaume Lamoureux

Concordia University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Rafael Najmanovich
Rafael Najmanovich
Université de Sherbrooke, Institute of Pharmacology


Francis Gaudreault

Université de Sherbrooke, Institute of Pharmacologie

Maximilian Ebert
Université de Montréal, Biochemistry department

Summer School schedule

Day 1: August 14th

Registration and breakfast


10h00 - 10h25

Introduction to the workshop


10h25 - 10h30

LECTURE: Introduction to Molecular Docking and  examples of applications

Rafael Najmanovich

10h30 - 12h00



12h00 - 13h30

LECTURE: Introduction to Homology Modelling and examples of applications

Rafael Najmanovich

13h30 - 15h00


Francis Gaudreault

15h00 - 15h45

Coffee break   15:45 - 16h00

TUTORIAL: Molecular Docking

Francis Gaudreault

16h00 - 18h30



18h30 - 20h30


Day 2: August 15th



9h00 - 9h30

TUTORIAL: Homology modeling

Maximilian Ebert

9h30 - 12h00



12h00 - 13h30

LECTURE: Introduction to FF and MD and examples of application

Guillaume Lamoureux

13h30 - 15h00

Coffee break   15h00 - 15h15

TUTORIAL:  Molecular dynamics

Guillaume Lamoureux

15h15 - 17h30

Q&A How can I apply this to my research


17h30 - 18h15

Closing remarks


18h15 - 18h30