Registration open for MDAnalysis UGM 2023

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We are excited to announce that registration is now open for MDAnalysis’s inaugural user group meeting (UGM)! The meeting will be held in-person on September 27-29, 2023 in the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon Auditorium in Building C6 (Edificio C6, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisboa).

The UGM will bring together users of the MDAnalysis package from different communities. Our goal is to foster an opportunity to connect for interdisciplinary researchers and developers across molecular simulations, soft matter, biophysics and more.

MDAnalysis strives to be a diverse and welcoming community for all. While the event will be free to attend, a limited number of bursaries are available to enable attendance for those facing financial barriers. If you would like to apply, please follow the prompts on the registration form to submit your bursary application by June 23, 2023.

Follow our official event page on our website for the most up-to-date information about the UGM. If you have any questions or special requests, you may contact [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you in Lisbon!

Save the Date - MDAnalysis UGM 2023

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We are thrilled to announce the first ever MDAnalysis User Group Meeting (UGM)! The MDAnalysis UGM 2023 will take place September 27-29 (Wednesday-Friday) at the University of Lisbon (Portugal). To foster a connection opportunity for interdisciplinary researchers and developers across biomolecular simulations, soft matter and biophysics, this year’s event will be held in-person.

What to Expect

Whether you are a new MDAnalysis contributor, an MDAnalysis core developer, or a researcher using (or interested in using) MDAnalysis for your work in academia or industry, this UGM is for you. You can expect:

  • Keynote talks from experts in the molecular dynamics simulations space
  • Talks related to developing and using MDAnalysis for diverse scientific applications
  • Tutorials diving into new features
  • Direct access to the MDAnalysis core developer team to help shape future development of MDAnalysis
  • Networking opportunities to foster new collaborations
  • Hackathon and other social outings

Additional details of the schedule and call for proposals will be communicated soon. In the meantime, save the date and keep an eye out for additional announcements on our blog and UGM website page, as well as on our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.

Call for Workshop Partners

Is your organization interested in expanding its teaching and outreach activities? Are you looking to reach a wider audience or demonstrate how your organization’s software/tools fit into a larger research workflow? MDAnalysis is seeking partnerships with organizations to join forces and offer online teaching workshops for complementary skills between Summer 2023 and Winter 2024.

Workshop Themes and Format

We welcome remote workshop ideas focusing on a variety of topics around the use of MDAnalysis and complementary packages. Proposed workshops may range from 1-2 hour webinars (for general introductory workshops) to half- or full-day online workshops diving into specific areas of interest. For inspiration, check out our BioExcel webinar (MDAnalysis: Interoperable analysis of Python biomolecular simulations in Python), PRACE/SURF course, (Using MDAnalysis for Efficient Simulation Pre- and Post-Processing), and our CCPBioSim/CCP5 workshops (MDAnalysis and Machine Learning for Molecular Simulations) offered at the University of Edinburgh and Durham University.

How and When to Contact Us

Please indicate your interest to partner with us or suggest a workshop, or even just to set up a time to discuss further, through our Google form. The MDAnalysis team will review forms as they are received and follow-up with you as soon as possible. If you have a rough idea of when you would like to offer a workshop, please reach out to us by the following deadlines:

Proposed Workshop Date Deadline
July-September 2023 June 30, 2023
October-December 2023 September 1, 2023
January-March 2024 December 1, 2023
April-June 2024 March 1, 2023
July-September 2024 May 31, 2023
October-December 2024 August 30, 2023