This workshop is a forum for presenting, teaching and discussing results from the application of state-of-the-art experimental (including, but not limited to, optical spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, XFELs, electron microscopy, AFM and scattering methods), and theoretical and computational approaches to studying protein dynamics.

The Les Houches – TSRC Protein Dynamics Workshop complements the long-standing TSRC Protein Dynamics Workshop, held every other year in the odd calendar years at the Telluride Science Research Center in Telluride, Colorado (see program of 2015 meeting). In Les Houches, about 30 invited speakers will give oral presentations that comprise a pedagogic introduction to the methodology employed, followed by applications from their own work. Each 30-minute presentation will be followed by 15 minutes of discussion. In addition to the 30 invited speakers, there will be space for 30 student/postdoctoral participants that can present posters.

The workshop will start on Sunday April 3, 2016 with dinner and end on Friday April 8, 2016 with lunch.

NEW! This year’s program is now available.


Arwen Pearson (Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, Hamburg, Germany)
Paul Schanda ((Institut de Biologie Structurale, Grenoble, France)
Douglas Tobias (UC Irvine, USA)
Martin Weik (Institut de Biologie Structurale, Grenoble, France)
 co-organized by:


Confirmed speakers

Bai, Xiaochen (LMB Cambridge, UK)
Blackledge, Martin (Institut de Biologie Structurale, France)
Cammarata, Marco (U de Rennes, France)
Colletier, Jacques-Philippe (Institut de Biologie Structurale, France)
Fenimore, Paul (Los Alamos NL, USA)
Havenith, Martina (U Bochum, Germany)
Hilser, Vincent (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Heyden, Matthias (MPI Mülheim, Germany)
Ishii, Kunihiko (Riken, Japan)
Katona, Gergely (U Gothenburg)
Klostermeier, Dagmar (U Münster, Germany)
Lindorff-Larsen, Kresten (U Copenhagen, Denmark)
Lewandowski, Jozef (U Warwick, UK)
Mulder, Frans (U Aarhus, Denmark)
Palmer, Arthur (Columbia University, USA)
Parrinello, Michele (ETH Lugano)
Schanda, Paul (Institut de Biologie Structurale, France)
Schirò, Giorgio (Institut de Biologie Structurale, France)
Sprangers, Remco (MPI Tübingen, Germany)
Uchihashi, Takayuki (U Kanazawa, Japan)
Van den Bedem, Henry (Stanford University, USA)
Van Thor, Jasper (Imperial College London, UK)
Wand, Josh (U Pennsylvania, USA)
Weik, Martin (Institut de Biologie Structurale, France)

Meeting venue

The meeting will take place at the Ecole de Physique des Houches. The site, which has been in operation at its present location in the shadow of the French Alps since 1951, has a long tradition of hosting relatively small (< 100 attendees), focused workshops and schools in a secluded setting that stimulates intense discussion during formal presentations and promotes fruitful, informal interactions between all participants, including senior investigators, young investigators, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students.

How to get there

The Ecole de Physique des Houches can be conveniently reached from Geneva Airport by shuttle-bus service within 80 minutes.


Register at TSRC before March 10th, 2016. The 30 non-speaker slots will be filled on a first-come first-served basis.


Workshop attendees (invited speakers and participants) are expected to contribute in total up to 460 €, for registration and housing (in a single room) with full-board during the five-days workshop, and to cover their travel expenses. 60 € are expected to be paid upon registration and additionally up to 400 € (depending on the funding situation) on-site at the last day of the workshop.

Accompanying persons

There is a limited number of family rooms with an extra bed to welcome accompanying persons at an additional cost of 45 € (accommodation and full board). These will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


Contact Martin Weik (weik@ibs.fr) or Paul Schanda (schanda@ibs.fr).