CANCELLED: 4th Conference on Multiscale Modelling of Condensed Phase and Biological Systems - CCPBioSim & CCP5

Event Date/s: From Monday 30 March 2020 -  12:00
To Wednesday 01 April 2020 - 14:00



If you think you have registered for this event but have not received an email regarding the cancellation, please contact the organising committee at the email address below.

Multiscale modelling conference logo

The collaborative computational projects for biomolecular and condensed matter simulation, CCPBioSim and CCP5, are holding a fourth international conference on the theme of multiscale modelling in Manchester, following on from previous events held in 2014, 2016 and 2018.

The three-day event will bring together leading researchers from biological and materials chemistry to discuss topics of common interest across the spectrum of electronic structure, atomistic and mesoscopic scales and to address the current and future challenges posed by multiscale modelling.


Invited Speakers

The following invited speakers have confirmed their attendance:

  • Maria Fyta (Stuttgart, Germany) Detecting DNA with nanopores: using concurrent and sequential multiscale approaches
  • Syma Khalid (Southampton, UK) Modelling and simulation of bacterial cell envelopes
  • Christopher Horst Lillig (Greifswald, Germany) Prediction of protein-protein interactions based on their electrostatic properties
  • Céline Merlet (Toulouse, France) On the development of a computationally efficient mesoscopic model to predict the performance of porous carbons as electrode materials for energy storage
  • Irina Paci (Victoria, Canada) Nanocomposite Materials for Optical and Dielectric Applications: A Theoretical Approach
  • Lars Pastewka (Freiburg, Germany) Modeling contact, adhesion and friction across the scales
  • Anđela Šarić (UCL, UK) How to build a biological nanomachine
  • Rebecca Wade (Heidelberg, Germany) Bridging timescales: Protein-ligand binding kinetics and beyond



The conference will be held at the Manchester Conference Centre.
Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB


Contributed Oral and Poster Presentations

Please indicate on the registration form if you wish to contribute a lecture or poster presentation.

Contributed talks will be approximately 25 minutes with about 5 minutes for questions (total of 30 minutes maximum).

Posters should be prepared in portrait A0 format. Due to space limitations we will not be able to display landscape posters at the event.

The abstract template can be downloaded here. Please save it to a file name that starts with your first and last names. Abstracts can be uploaded with your registration or if you make a note of your registration confirmation code you can add the abstract later.

The abstract submission deadline is 30 January 2020.



You can register for the conference here.


  Early Bird (before 1 December 2019) Regular (deadline - 30 January 2020)
Full Fee* (Faculty/Industry Researchers/Post-docs) £200  £220
Student Fee* £160  £160
Conference Dinner ONLY £40  £40


*The registration fee includes tea/coffee breaks, lunch on all three days, and the conference dinner on 31 March 2020.


Training Workshop (Optional)

There is a workshop on combined quantum mechanical/molecular mechanical (QM/MM) modelling in Manchester following the conference. Attending the workshop requires a separate registration. Details about this workshop can be found here.


Accommodation is NOT included with your registration for this conference.

Rooms at the Conference Centre Pendulum Hotel are available. Alternatively, the Ibis Princess Street is conveniently located next door.

The venue is also a short walk from Manchester city centre which offers a wide range of accommodation options.


Organising Committee

Sarah Fegan, STFC Daresbury Laboratory (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Agnieszka Bronowska, Newcastle University

Daniel Cole, Newcastle University

Thomas Keal, STFC Daresbury Laboratory