Convento dell'Annunziata, Sestri Levante (GE), Italy

September 23-26, 2019

Computational Advances in Drug Discovery

Conference Aim

As for the past editions, this fifth edition of the SBDD conference aims at discussing the state of the art of computational methods as effective tools for drug discovery. Toward this end, we will integrate topics that are, and will remain, central to the field, such as structure-based drug discovery and molecular modeling and simulations for drug design. 
Come and join us !

Postdocs/Researchers/Professors 450 euros

PhD Students 300 euros

There may be a few fellowships - if interested, contact the organizers

NOTE: There are a few fee waivers for PhD students that are a member of the ACS COMP division

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Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. William L. Jorgensen - (Yale University)

    Dr. Michele Parrinello - (ETH Zurich, IIT)

Invited Speakers

  • Dr. Alessandra Magistrato - (CNR Trieste, Sissa)
    Dr. Giorgio Colombo - (Uni Pavia)
    Dr. Alessio Lodola - (Uni Parma)
    Dr. Francesco Gervasio - (UCL, London)
    Dr. Zoe Cournia - (Academy of Athens)
    Dr. Adrian Roitberg - (Uni of Florida)
    Dr. Victor Guallar - (BSC, Barcelona)
    Dr. Kenneth Merz - (Michigan State University)
    Dr. Rommie Amaro - (UCSD, San Diego)
    Dr. Ursula Rothlisberger - (EPFL, Lausanne)
    Dr. Paolo Carloni - (FZJ, Julich, Germany)
    Dr. Adrian Mulholland - (Uni of Bristol)
    Dr. Ruben Abagyan - (UCSD, San Diego)
    Dr. Gerhard Klebe - (Philipps-University of Marburg)
    Dr. Chris Chipot - (Universit√© de Lorraine, France)
    Dr. Giulia Palermo - (UC Riverside)
    Dr. Eleonora Gianti - (Temple University)
    Dr. Giulia Rossetti - (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
    Dr. Edina Rosta - (King's College London)
    Dr. Gianni Chessari - (Astex, Cambridge, UK)
    Dr. Ross Walker - (GSK, US)
    Dr. Woody Sherman - (Silicon Therapeutics, US)


  • Monday 23th September

    Structure-based drug design
    Molecular Simulations for SBDD
  • Tuesday 24th September

    New Methods for SBDD
    Structure-based drug design II
  • Wednesday 25th September

    Quantum mechanics, enzymatic reactions and drug design
  • Thursday 26th September

    Structure-based drug design III

Conference Partners

Conference Sponsors

Organizing Committee

  • Prof. Andrea Cavalli
    University of Bologna and Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
  • Prof. Matteo Dal Peraro
    EPF Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Dr. Marco De Vivo

    Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy