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Frontiers in Multiscale Modelling of Photoreceptor Proteins
From Tuesday 03 September 2019
To Thursday 05 September 2019
Contact Yael Yogev (



Workshop's Poster

Workshop's Photos

Workshop's Presentations

Workshop Description









Maria-Andrea Mroginski (Technical University Berlin, Germany)

Igor Schapiro (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)



Workshop's Poster

The workshop's poster is available HERE


Workshop's Photos

The workshop's photos are available HERE.


Workshop's Presentations

The workshop's presentations are available HERE.

Workshop Description

From a technological viewpoint photoreceptor proteins, the light-sensitive proteins involved in the sensing and response to light in a variety of organisms, represent biological light converters. Hence they are successfully utilized in a number of technological applications, e.g. the greenfluorescent protein used to visualize spatial and temporal information in cells. However, despite the ground-breaking nature of this utilization in life science and other disciplines, there are still open questions and challenges in the simulation of photoreceptors that can be addressed using multiscale modelling.

The proposed workshop will bring together the leading scientists in the field of multiscale modelling of light-sensitive proteins who will identify grand challenges as well as discuss the development of new tools to address them. In particular two different research area will be addressed: 1) Spectral tuning, describing how the absorption of the chromophore is regulated by the protein environment and 2) characterization of photochemical reactions such as photoisomerization, excited state proton transfer etc. 



Confirmed Invited Speakers (in alphabetic order)

Ana-Nicoleta Bondar (FU Berlin, Germany)

Ksenia Bravaya (Boston University, USA)

Tatiana Domratcheva (Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Germany)

Nicolas Ferré (Université d'Aix-Marseille, France)

Kazuhiro Fujimoto (Nagoya University, Japan)

Gerrit Groenhof (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)

Shigehiko Hayashi (Kyoto University, Japan)

Petra Imhof (University of Stavanger, Norway)

Ville R. I. Kaila (TU Munich, Germany)

Jacob Kongsted (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)

Anna Krylov (University of Southern California, USA)

Benedetta Mennucci (Università di Pisa, Italy)

Isabelle Navizet (University of Paris-Est, France)

Alexander Nemukhin (M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia)

Massimo Olivucci (University of Siena, Italy & Bowling Green State University, USA)

Young Min Rhee (KAIST, Korea)

Ilia Solov'yov (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)

Tomasz Wesoloweski (University of Geneva, Switzerland)




The program is available HERE.

The book of abstracts is available HERE.


Please register HERE

Registration fees:

Students/Post-Docs/Faculty 250 EUR
Invited Speakers No registration fees


Please pay the registration fee using this link: Registration Fee.

Kindly note that the number of participants is limited, so please register at your earliest convenience.

If you are interested in presenting a poster or giving a short talk - please mention it on the registration form and send an abstract by email to with the title Frontiers_CECAM_ABSTRACT

Deadline for Abstract submission - August 1st.

You can contact us directly at with any question.


From the airport: Once you exit the terminal at Ben-Gurion airport, you will find a good (and relatively affordable) taxi service that can take you to your hotel. More information regarding this and other transportation routes to and from the airport (and a lot of other relevant information) can be found on the webpage of the Ministry of Tourism.

By car: Nearest exit to us from the Ayalon is Rokach Boulevard.

By bus: Lines 74, 86, 572, 274, 604, and 475 of the Egged bus company stop near the campus. Lines 7, 13, 24, 25, 27, 45, 49, and 112 of the Dan bus company have also nearby stops.

By train: The Tel Aviv University train station is within walking distance of the campus. Bus 112 can be also used to go back and forth between the train station and the campus. For additional information, see the Israel Railways website.


Tel-Aviv University (TAU) has signed agreements with several hotels in the Tel-Aviv area to provide attractive prices for TAU affiliates. As participants of a CECAM activity you are entitled to book these hotels at a reduced price. Transportation will be provided every day between the hotels and the site of the Workshop and back.

Available Hotels:

  • Shalom Hotel
    Rate per single room per night including breakfast: 850 NIS
    Rate per double room per night including breakfast: 930 NIS

  • Melody Hotel or Tal Hotel
    Rate per single room per night including breakfast: 780 NIS
    Rate per double room per night including breakfast: 870 NIS

  • Yam Hotel 
    Rate per single room per night including breakfast: 630 NIS
    Rate per double room per night including breakfast: 700 NIS

As a business client, you can enjoy the following:

  • Free WIFI throughout the hotel
  • Complimentary newspaper available (in English, Russian or Hebrew)
  • Happy Hour; complimentary beverages & snacks available every week day from 17:00h – 19:00h.
  • Every guestroom comes equipped with coffee corner & mini-fridge
  • Free personal safe
  • In-room welcome refreshments
  • At the Artplus Hotel : Free dry sauna and gym.

For reservations - please fill and send the attached hotel registration form - Hotel Form- to Ms. Noa Adoram -



 All lectures will be held at the Porter School for Environmental Studies (across gate 14 of the university).

An interactive map of TAU campus can be found at:



You can check the exact forecast close to your arrival at: weather forecast.


Located in Lausanne, Switzerland, CECAM is a well established (since 1969) European organization devoted to the promotion of fundamental research on advanced computational methods and to their application to important problems in frontier areas of science and technology. CECAM's fields of interest include computational chemistry, materials science, physics, and biology.