• International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics  (IUPAB)
  • The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • Scientific Council on Biophysics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)
  • Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Division of Physico-Chemical Biology of RAS

Conference venue

  • Plenary lectures, round tables and poster sessions will be held in the International Conference Hall of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia

Conference topics

  • Macromolecules and  supramolecular biological assemblies
  • Protein structure and folding
  • Protein-protein interactions. New principles and methods
  • Breakthroughs in molecular simulations
  • Mathematical modeling in radiation and environmental biophysics

 Scientific scope

  • The scope of the proposed Workshop will cover different fields of computational and theoretical modeling of biomolecular interactions, including protein-protein, protein-DNA, and ligand-receptor interactions. Some specific examples of macromolecular computer modeling (which covers all the behavior of macromolecules) include protein folding, protein stability, conformational changes, enzyme catalysis and molecular recognition of DNA, RNA, proteins and membrane complexes. The lectures will describe how breakthroughs in simulation technology and methodology permit today atomic level of detail in understanding of molecular interactions. Special section devoted to different issues of radiation biophysics will be organized. It will cover simulation of DNA repair mechanisms, charge particle interaction with DNA, track structure simulation for radiation biophysics, mathematical modeling of eye retina activity and synaptic transmission. The Workshop program includes invited lectures, oral and poster presentations of young scientists and master-classes on molecular and Brownian dynamics and computer chemistry.

Cultural program

  • There will be two sightseeing tours (Moscow and Sergiev Posad)

Conference fee

  • The registration fee for foreign participants is 300 USD. This includes book of abstracts, visa support, bus transfer from Moscow airport to Dubna and back, hotel reservation, social program. The accommodation and meal are at the expense of participants.
  • The registration fee for Russian participants is 2000 Rubles. This includes book of abstracts, postage expenses. Accommodation and meal are at the expense of participants.

Conference publications

  • The Book of Abstracts will be published before the beginning of the Workshop. Please send abstracts in Word or LaTeX format to The abstract should is limited to about 5000 characters and should begin with presentation title, list of authors (speaker underlined) and their affilitaions. Including references to your recent publications is highly recommended. Abstract submission deadline is May 10, 2013.
  • Full papers and/or presentations will be included in the Workshop proceedings.

Scientific committee

  • A.B. Rubin – president
  • E.A. Krasavin
  • A.V. Finkelstein
  • E.E. Fesenko
  • V.D. Lakhno
  • G.R. Ivanitsky
  • R.G. Efremov
  • V.V. Korenkov
  • Kh.T. Kholmurodov
  • G.Yu. Riznichenko
  • K.V. Shaitan
  • V. Barsegov
  • N.G. Esipova
  • V.G. Tumanyan
  • I.G. Strankfeld
  • V.M. Komarov

Invited speakers

(to be confirmed)
  • Professor Kenneth Marx
  • Professor Garegin Papoian
  • Professor John Straub
  • Professor Changbong Hyeon
  • Professor Siewert-Jan Marrink
  • Professor Konstantin Shaitan
  • Professor Viktor Tsetlin
  • Professor Roman Efremov
  • Professor Sergey Shirmovsky
  • Professor Valeri Barsegov
  • Dr. Ilya Kovalenko
  • Dr. Nathaniel Stanley
  • Dr. Ianik Plante