June 3 (Monday)

Arrival and registration at the Hotel “Dubna”

June 4 (Tuesday)

9.00-10.00 Registration of the participants at the International Conference Hall

10.00-10.15 Opening 

  • Prof. Andrew Rubin, Chairman of Organizing Committee, Department of Biophysics, Moscow State University 
  • Prof. Galina Riznichenko, Representative from the International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB)
  • Prof. Eugene Krasavin (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna)

10.15-10.45 Dr. Oleg Belov (Laboratory of Radiation Biology, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna) “Radiation Biophysics at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research”

10.45-11.15 Prof. Tatiana Strizh (Vise-director of Labiratory of Information technologies, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna) Main activities of LIT JINR

11.15-11.30 Coffee break

Lectures. Protein folding

11.30-12.10 Prof. Siewert-Jan Marrink (University of Groningen, Netherlands) Large scale modeling of membrane protein self-assembly

12.10-12.50 Prof. Garegin Papoian (University of Maryland, College Park, USA) Multiscale computational modeling of protein folding and dynamics

12.50-14.30 Lunch break

Lectures. Protein aggregation and protein-protein interaction

14.30-15.10 Prof. John Straub (Boston University, USA) Role of sequence and membrane composition in structure of transmembrane domain of Amyloid Precursor Protein

15.10-15.50 Prof. Viktor Tsetlin (Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Moscow, Russia) Neurotoxin-receptor interactions: from modeling and experimental studies to mechanisms of action and new drugs

15.50-16.10 Coffee break

16.10-18.00 Oral presentations

16.10-16.25 Dr. Artem Zhmurov (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology Moscow, Russia) Microscopic mechanism of transition from "catch" bonds to "slip" bonds in cell adhesion

16.25-16.40 Dr. Pavel Volynsky (Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Moscow, Russia) Computer simulation of transmembrane helical dimers: from structure to functioning

16.40-16.55 Andrey Kuznetsov (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia) Estimating role of single residues in the transmembrane helix-helix association using free energy decomposition approach

16.55-17.10 Olga Kononova (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia) Effect of materials fatigue in biological matter

17.10-17.25 Alexandra Diakonova (Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia) Direct multiparticle simulation of ferredoxin interactions with FNR and hydrogenase. Dependence upon ionic strength and pH

17.25-17.40 Andrey Alekseenko (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology Moscow, Russia) Effects of hydrodynamic interactions on biological matter

17.40-19.00 Poster session

19.00 Welcome party

June 5 (Wednesday)

Lectures. Breakthroughs in Molecular Simulations

9.00-9.40 Prof. Valeri Barsegov (University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA) Order statistics inference for describing topological coupling and mechanical symmetry breaking in multidomain proteins

9.40-10.20 Prof. Kenneth Marx (University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA) Structural transitions and energy landscape for CCMV capsid mechanics from nanoindentation in vitro and in silico

10.20-10.50 Dr. Nathaniel Stanley (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain) Lipid binding through membranes using molecular dynamics 

10.50-11.10 Coffee-break

11.10-11.50 Prof. Changbong Hyeon (Korea Institute for Advanced Study) Mapping the intramolecular signal transductions of proteins

11.50-12.30 Prof. Roman Efremov (Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Moscow, Russia) Dynamic heterogeneity of structural/hydrophobic landscape of biomembranes and its putative relevance for function

12.30-13.00 Dr. Ilya Kovalenko (Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia) Multiparticle simulation of protein-protein complex formation

13.00-13.15 Alexey Nesterenko (Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia) Molecular dynamic simulation of C4-azo-C9-TAB association in the presence and absence of DNA molecule

13.15-15.00 Lunch break

15.00-18.10 Radiation and environmental biophysics


15.00-15.40 Dr. Ianik Plante (NASA Johnson Space Center, USA) Monte-Carlo simulations of heavy ions track structures and applications

15.40-16.20 Dr. S.Eh. Shirmovsky (Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia) What governs the hole transport in DNA?

16.20-16.40 Coffee-break

Oral presentations

16.40-16.55 M.S. Lyashko (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna) Dynamic model of DNA double-strand break repair by non-homologous end joining

16.55-17.10 O.E. Sokol (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna) Approaches to the modeling of NMDA receptor subunit expression and trafficking after exposure to ionizing irradiation

17.10-17.25 S.V. Aksenova (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna) Mathematical modeling of postsynaptic processes in the CA3 region of the hippocampus

17.25-17.40 M. Batmunkh (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna) Cluster analysis of heavy ion tracks

17.40-17.55 D.L. Boyda (Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia) Interaction of environment electrostatic structure with ionized DNA sequence: the mixed quantum-classical study

17.55-18.10 E.A. Kolesnikova (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna) Simulation of the mammalian retina's electrical response


June 6 (Thursday)

10.00-19.00 Sightseeing in Moscow


June 7 (Friday)

Lectures. Molecular modeling of subcellular systems

10.00-10.40 Prof. Kholmirzo Kholmurodov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna) Molecular dynamics studies of the DNA photolyase enzyme and visual pigment rhodopsin: Specifics of the chromophore conformations

10.40-11.20 Prof. Galina Riznichenko (Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia) Simulation of the processes in subcellular systems. Combining the kinetic and molecular models

11.20-11.30 Closing

11.30-19.00 Tourist visit to The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church (the town of Sergiev Posad)


June 8 (Saturday)