NMRlipids winterschool 2021

Onsite event has been postponed due to COVID restrictions.

More information on shorter online event in a separate page. More information on future onsite event coming soon.

Dates: 15.-17.12.2021

CSC Training Facilities & Online
Keilaranta 14
02100 Espoo

Description: Molecular dynamic (MD) simulations of lipid bilayers are nowadays used almost routinely to study various cell-membrane-related phenomena, such as drug–membrane interactions and lipid-mediated signaling. The aim of the NMRlipids winterschool is to give introduction to MD simulations of lipid bilayers, and their quality evaluation against NMR spectroscopy and X-ray scattering data, as well as to the NMRlipids open collaboration project and the NMRlipids Databank. The course exercises demonstrate how lipid bilayer properties can be analysed over hundreds of trajectories in the NMRlipids databank in automatic and flexible manner.

Targer group: Students and researchers who are already using or are potentially interested in using MD simulations of lipid bilayers, open collaboration methods, or analysis of large publicly available datasets in their research. Particular focus of the winterschool is the recently developed NMRlipids Databank, which enables novel analyses of publicly available MD simulation data also for researchers lacking special expertise in MD simulations. The winterschool will be followed by a meeting for people interested in the NMRlipids Databank development. 

Registration: Number of onsite attendees is limited to 20. Also online attendace will be possible. Please register via this link:

Confirmed speakers:
Hector Martinez-Seara
Tiago Ferreira
Georg Pabst
Markus Miettinen
Samuli Ollila

Samuli Ollila (samuli.ollila (@) helsinki.fi) Markus Miettinen

Preliminary program:

Wed 15.12.2021:
12.00-12.15 Samuli Ollila: Welcome words and opening of the meeting
12.15-13.15 Hector Martinez-Seara: Introduction to lipid bilayer MD simulations and applications
13.15-14.15 Georg Pabst (online): Scattering experiments on lipid bilayers
14.15-14.30 Coffee break
14.30-16.00 Tiago Ferreira: NMR experiments on lipid bilayers
16.00-16.30 Coffee break
16.30-17.30 Markus Miettinen: Databanks and open collaboration in biomolecular simulations

Thu 16.12.2021:
9.30-10.30 Samuli Ollila: NMRlipids project and databank
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.00 Exercises on using the NMRlipids databank (Samuli Ollila, Markus Miettinen)
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-13.10 Tommi Nyrönen: ELIXIR-talk
13.10-15.00 Poster session / short presentations
15.00-18.00 Exercises on using the NMRlipids databank (Samuli Ollila, Markus Miettinen)

Fri 17.12.2021:
9.30-12.00 Developer discussions/presentations on the future of NMRlipids project and databank
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-16.00 Developer discussions/presentations on the future of NMRlipids project and databank
16.00 Workshop ends

Study credits: 1 with poster or short report from excercises