AlgoSB'2021 : ready for announcement

from November 7, 2021 to November 12, 2021

This year's focus will be on Machine Learning Methods to Analyze and Predict Protein Structure, Dynamics and Function. The school has received the CNRS label "Ecole Thématique", and is sponsored by the CNRS, Inria and 3IA Institutes (ANITI, MIAI@Grenoble Alpes).

7th edition of the Winter School on Algorithms in Structural Bioinformatics (AlgoSB).


Machine Learning Methods to Analyze and Predict Protein Structure, Dynamics and Function
date: November 7-12, 2021
Lieu: Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques (CIRM), Marseille-Luminy, France

We are pleased to announce the 7th edition of the Algorithms in Structural Bioinformatics (AlgoSB) winter school. The aim of AlgoSB is to introduce advanced methods in Structural Bioinformatics in the largest sense, giving special attention to interdisciplinary approaches. This year's focus will be on Machine Learning Methods to Analyze and Predict Protein Structure, Dynamics and Function.


Each day's course consists of a lecture in the morning followed by a practical session on the participants' computers in the afternoon.
The topics of the classes are the following (details at

  1. Learning models of complex dynamics from simulation data
    Bettina Keller and Cecilia Clementi (Freie Universität Berlin)
  2. Constructing collective variables using Machine Learning and free energy biased simulations
    Tony Lelièvre and Gabriel Stoltz (Ecole des Ponts and Inria Paris)
  3. Unified framework for understanding and evaluating generative sequence models
    Sergey Ovchinnikov (Harvard University)
  4. Machine learning and sequence analysis for protein function and property prediction (TO BE CONFIRMED)
    Burkhard Rost (Technical University Munich)
  5. Machine learning in the post CASP14 era : from protein structure to protein interactions
    Sergei Grudinin (LJK-CNRS, Grenoble) and Elodie Laine (Sorbonne Université)


The school will take place at the Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques (CIRM), on the campus of Marseille-Luminy, at the border of the national parc des Calanques, from November 7 to 12, 2021.

In case of mobility restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the school will take place virtually.


The AlgoSB school is targeted towards PhD students, postdocs, and junior researchers from public research institutions and industry, both in France and internationally. This school is limited to 40 participants. It is expected that all will participate for the duration of the school.


A one-page application (pdf format) should be sent by e-mail to with the Subject "AlgoSB application”.

The application should provide a mini-vitae or a pointer to the full vitae, a brief presentation of the applicant’s research interests, and a description of how the offered courses can benefit their work.

Details may be found at
Application deadline: July 15, 2021

REGISTRATION (opens on July 2021)

Registrations fees

- 1500 euros regular rate (non-academic),
- 900 euros for researchers and professors from Public Research Institutions and Universities,
- 600 euros for PhD students,
- free for CNRS members.
The registration fee includes housing at the CIRM, lunches and coffee breaks.

* Registration fees may be reduced if more sponsors are identified,
and will be waived if the school is required to take place virtually.


Program Committee

  • Frédéric Cazals, Inria Sophia-Antipolis-Méditerranée
  • Cecilia Clementi, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Juan Cortés, LAAS-CNRS
  • Sergei Grudinin, LJK-CNRS
  • Thomas Schiex, MIAT-INRAE

Scientific Committee

  • Frédéric Cazals, Inria Sophia-Antipolis-Méditerranée
  • Isaure Chauvot-de-Beauchêne, LORIA-CNRS
  • Juan Cortés, LAAS-CNRS
  • Yann Ponty, Ecole Polytechnique
  • Charles H. Robert, LTB-CNRS

Event Managers

  • Olivia Barbarroux, CIRM
  • Marie-Hélène Portet, LAAS-CNRS
  • Hélène Cluzel, LAAS-CNRS
Published on June 3, 2021