7-8 November 2017
Jülich Supercomputing Center
Europe/Berlin timezone

SMHB General Assembly 2017 Agenda

Venue: Rotunda, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Forschungszentrum Jülich



Monday, 6 November 2017

Travel day

Pre-Meeting Dinner: Scientific Advisory Board, WP & Task Leaders (by invitation)








Tuesday, 7 November 2017

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome by the Speakers of SMHB

Katrin Amunts &

Thomas Lippert

09:15 – 10:15

Work Package 2 Highlight*

Markus Diesmann

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:15

SMHB Management Update

Boris Orth & Meredith Peyser

11:15 – 12:15

Work Package 1 Highlight

Timo Dickscheid

12:15 – 12:30

Welcome Address by Karsten Beneke, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Forschungszentrum Jülich

12:30 – 12:35

Group photo

Main entrance 16.4

12:35 – 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 – 14:30

Work Package 3 Highlight

Abigail Morrison

14:30 – 15:30

Work Package 4 Highlight

Torsten Kuhlen

15:30 – 16:00

Spotlight Talks

Posters presented by young scientists

16:00 – 17:00

Poster Session and Coffee

17:00 – 17:30

Future of SMHB

Katrin Amunts &

Thomas Lippert


Dinner at Forschungszentrum Jülich

Venue: GRS (Building 16.15)

*Work Package (WP) Highlights

In every session, the leader will give a summary of the research since the start of SMHB in 2013, followed by a future outlook for their work package. This will be followed by highlight presentation(s) from within their WP from April 2016 to present. The highlight presentations explain how the work contributes to the objectives of the WP.


Wednesday, 8 November 2017

09:00 – 10:00

Work Package 5 Highlight

Dirk Pleiter

10:00 – 11:00

Keynote given by Prof. Holger Gohlke

11:00 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 13:15

Internal Meeting

Scientific Advisory Board

(SAB members)

meeting room 4

Workshop Sessions:

  • Deep Learning

  • Pilot Systems

11:30-13:15, in the Rotunda (45 min/session)

Meetings & Discussions

  • Image Registration

12:15-13:15, meeting room 2

  • SLNS Steering Committee (cancelled)

13:15 – 13:30

Closing remarks and farewell speech

Katrin Amunts

(Thomas Lippert absent due to illness)

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch break

14:30 – 16:00

Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board

& all SMHB PI’s

Official end of the SMHB General Assembly 2017

Thank you for attending!


A brief introduction to Prof. Holger Gohlke:

The new NIC research group Computational Biophysical Chemistry began work at Forschungszentrum Jülich at the end of April 2017. The group is headed by Prof. Dr. Holger Gohlke from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. Gohlke obtained his diploma in chemistry from Technische Universität Darmstadt and his PhD from Philipps-Universität Marburg. He subsequently conducted postdoctoral research at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA. After appointments as an assistant professor in Frankfurt and a professor in Kiel, he moved to Düsseldorf in 2009. Gohlke was awarded the "Innovationspreis in Medizinischer und Pharmazeutischer Chemie" (innovation award for medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry) by the German Chemical Society (GDCh) and the German Pharmaceutical Society (DPhG), the Hansch Award of the Cheminformatics and QSAR Society, and the Novartis Chemistry Lectureship. His current research focuses on the understanding, prediction, and modulation of interactions involving biomolecules and supramolecules from a computational perspective. Gohlke’s group applies and develops techniques grounded in structural bioinformatics, computational biology, and computational biophysics. In line with these research interests, the group is excited about the possibility of a dual affiliation at JSC and ICS-6. This will pave the way to bridging the supercomputing capabilities of JSC with the structural biochemistry capabilities of ICS-6 in order to address complex questions on the structure, dynamics, and function of biomolecules and supramolecules.