9th Fenix Infrastructure Webinar: Using ICEI resources for Atomistic Molecular Dynamics simulations - A CoVid-19 example

23 Feb 2021
Place: Online

The 9th Fenix Infrastructure Webinar: "Using ICEI resources for Atomistic Molecular Dynamics simulations - A CoVid-19 example" takes place on Tuesday 23 February 2021 at 15:00 CET. Read all the details below and register at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hN_-IZiAS7GOgJGys_OHeA

Date and Time: Tuesday 23 February 2021, 15:00-16:00 CET

Cost: Free of charge

Speaker: Modesto Orozco (IRB Barcelona)


At a time where we thought major threats for human health would never come from infection diseases, CoVid-19 has shown us how fragile we are, both as individuals and as a society to infections originated from viruses that were kept cryptic in exotic animals for centuries. Virus emergencies hit us with an expansion rate faster than our ability to find cures and generate a sense of panic in the society. CoVid-19 is being a nightmare, but we cannot neglect a few positive aspects in the current situation, one of them, the impressive multidisciplinary response of the scientific community that not only focuses on finding treatments, but also is sharing all the information.

Molecular simulation techniques are becoming crucial in the multidisciplinary approach to fight CoVid-19 and thousands of groups around the world are running simulations on CoVid-19 systems. Many of these researchers, including Modesto Orozco and his team, are using high performance computer (HPC) centres, such as the ones that are part of the ICEI/Fenix Research Infrastructure, as well as expert support services provided by the BioExcel Centre of Excellence for Computational Biomolecular Research. In this webinar, Modesto Orozco will give a summary of some of the CoVid-19 related projects his team is involved in, with special focus on the ones using Molecular Dynamics (MD) and HPC infrastructures.

Who should attend?

  • Scientists interested in CoVid-19
  • Molecular simulators using HPC centers
  • EBRAINS & ICEI/Fenix users interested in MD

Main takeaways

  • How MD simulations can give us insights on the CoVid-19 infection process
  • How ICEI/Fenix Research Infrastructure can help us with HPC projects


  • CoVid-19 introduction
  • CoVid-19 research examples using MD
  • Q & A


Register at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hN_-IZiAS7GOgJGys_OHeA

The webinar will be recorded and the full recording and presentation slides will become available on the Fenix Webinars page.

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Fenix has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme through the ICEI project under the grant agreement No. 800858.