Institut de Biologie StructuraleGrenoble / France

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Les Houches – TSRC Protein Dynamics Workshop


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 and scattering methods), and theoretical and computational approaches to studying protein dynamics.

The first 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 2013 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 May 18, 2014 with dinner and end on Friday May 23, 2014 with lunch.

NEW! This year’s program is now available.


Martin Weik (Institut de Biologie Structurale, Grenoble, France)
Douglas Tobias (UC Irvine, USA)
John E. Straub (Boston University, USA)

Confirmed speakers

Barends, Thomas (MPI Heidelberg, Germany)
Blackledge, Martin (Institut de Biologie Structurale, France)
Bondar, Ana-Nicoleta (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
Cammarata, Marco (Université de Rennes, France)
Champion, Paul (Boston University, USA)
Cho, Minhaeng (Korea University, Korea)
Field, Martin (Institut de Biologie Structurale, France)
Fraser, James (UCSF, USA)
Hamm, Peter (University Zurich, Switzerland)
Havenith, Martina (Universität Bochum, Germany)
Hayashi, Shigehiko (Kyoto University, Japan)
Heyden, Matthias (Max-Planck-Institute for Coal Research, Germany)
Kokh, Daria (HITS Heidelberg, Germany)
Komatsuzaki, Tamiki (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Leitner, David (University of Nevada at Reno, USA)
Mulder, Frans (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Paciaroni, Alessandro (University Perugia, Italy)
Pearson, Arwen (University of Leefs, UK)
Schanda, Paul (Institut de Biologie Structurale, France)
Scheuring, Simon (INSERM / Aix-Marseille Université, France)
Shea, Joan-Emma (UCSB, USA)
Stock, Gerhard (Freiburg University, Germany)
Strodel, Birgit (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
Tarek, Mounir (Université de Lorraine, France)
Van Thor, Jasper (Imperial College London, UK)
Wand, Josh (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Yano, Junko (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
Zaccai, Joe (Institut Laue Langevin, France)

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.


Complete the application form and send it to Martin Weik ( by email with the subject ‘Application Protein Dynamics Workshop 2014’ before March 15th, 2014


Workshop attendees (invited speakers and participants) are expected to contribute in total up to 390 €, for registration and housing (in a single room) with full-board during the five-days workshop, and to cover their travel expenses. 275 € are expected to be paid upon registration and additionally up to 115 € (depending on the funding situation) on-site at the last day of the workshop.


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