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
. 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 (see program of the 2016 meeting). 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 May 27, 2018 with dinner and end on Friday June 1, 2018 with lunch.


James Fraser (UCSF, USA) 
Matthias Heyden (Max-Planck Institute, Mühlheim an der Ruhr, Germany)
Paul Schanda ((Institut de Biologie Structurale, Grenoble, France) 
Martin Weik (Institut de Biologie Structurale, Grenoble, France)

Confirmed speakers

Al-Hashimi, Hashim (Duke University, USA)
Ando, Nozomi (Princeton University, USA)
Bax, Ad (NIH, Bethesda, USA)
Blackledge, Martin (IBS Grenoble, France)
BordignonEnrica (Bochum University, Germany)
Cammarata, Marco (University Rennes, France)
Delemotte, Lucie (KTH Stockholm, Sweden)
Dror, Ron (Stanford University, USA)
Enchev, Radoslav (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
Frech, Matthias (Merck KGaA, Germany)
Grubmüller, Helmut (Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany)
Gruebele, Martin (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Heyden, Matthias (Arizona State University, USA)
Hilser, Vincent (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Huang, Xuhui (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China)
Jackson, Colin (Australian National University, Australia)
Lindorff-Larsen, Kresten (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Nass-Kovacs, Gabriela (XFEL group, Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg, Germany)
McDermott, Ann (Columbia University, USA)
Milles, Sigrid (IBS Grenoble, France)
Nishizaka, Takayuki (Gakushuin University, Japan)
Rico, Felix (Aix-Marseille University, France)
Schuler, Ben (University of Zürich, Switzerland)
Smith, Jeremy (Oakridge National Laboratory, USA)
Stark, Holger (Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany)
Stock, Gerhard (University of Freiburg, Germany)
Tahara, Tahei (RIKEN, Japan)
Wand, Joshua (University of Pennsylvania, USA)

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.


Download, fill-in and send the registration form to schanda@ibs.fr or weik@ibs.fr. 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 300 €, for registration and housing (in a single room) with full-board during the five-days workshop. This amount is likely to be decreased with additional funding, which we are currently acquiring. Participants and invited speakers are expected to cover their travel expenses.

Accompanying persons

There is a limited number of family rooms with an extra bed to welcome accompanying persons at an additional cost of 48 € (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).