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Calendar

2015 - 2016 Academic Year

Seminars take place in the ground floor seminar room, Mondays 10:15 - 12:00

September 28 - Giannis Μελέτη της μοριακής βάσης του τρόπου δράσης του ανταγωνιστή του ΑΤ1 υποδοχέα, λοζαρτάνη και του μεταβολίτη του ΕΧΡ3174 με τη χρήση προσομοιώσεων Μοριακής Δυναμικής
October 9 - 11 10th Conference of the Hellenic Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (HSCBB15)
October 26 - Dora Optimization of Arp2/3 inhibitors using FEP calculations, synthesis, and in vitro assays
November 23 - Ioanna Effect of trans arachidonic acid on a model liposomal membrane investigated by Molecular Dynamics simulations
November 30 - Hari Interactions of Angiotensin II with water and water/ethanol mixtures studied with MD simulations and Markov state models
December 7 - Evi Self-assembly of anionic nanoparticles in fluid membranes using MD simulations
December 22 Arp2/3 Greece-Turkey closing project meeting
  Christmas Break
January 25 - Konstantina Modeling and simulations of functionalized magnetic nanoparticles as drug delivery systems
February 10, 11:00-2:00 (Teleconference room) Presentation of the final Projects of the MSc course: "Molecular Modeling of Biomolecules"
February 22 - Ioanna Effect of trans arachidonic acid on a model liposomal membrane investigated by Molecular Dynamics simulations
March 1 - Ioanna "Ανάλυση λιποσωμικών μεμβρανών μέσω βιοφυσικών τεχνικών (AFM και DLS) και προσομοιώσεων Μοριακής Δυναμικής". Master's thesis presentation, Αίθουσα 027 Συνεδριάσεων στο ισόγειο του κτήριου φυσικής της Σ.Ε.Μ.Φ.Ε. στο Εθνικό Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο.
March 7 - Giannis "Investigating the effect of RXRa S427F mutant on RAR-RXRa heterodimers and RXRa homotetramers"
March 28 - Christina TBA
April 5 - Marianna Kotzabasaki (Univ of Crete) "Metal-Organic Frameworks as Efficient Materials for Drug Delivery"
  Easter Break
ΤΒΑ - Marilena Discovery of Novel Myc Inhibitors guided by Structure- and Ligand-based Screening

 

 


2014 - 2015 Academic Year

Seminars take place in the ground floor seminar room, Mondays 10:15 - 12:00

 

October 8 (15:00, Teleconference room) - George
 
Mechanistic and inhibition studies of the Arp2/3 complex, a key regulator of the actin cytoskeleton
October 10-12
 
9th Conference of the Hellenic Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
October 24 (16:30) - Eva
 
"Interactions of Strongly and Weakly Bound Water Molecules to Protein Binding Sites and Propensity for Replacements"
November 10 - Spyros
 
"Simulations of Arp2/3 Complex. Part I: CA Activator, Part II: CK666 Inhibitor"
November 13-15 1st International Conference: From Drug Discovery to Drug Delivery
December 1 - George "Investigation of the activation mechanism of the Arp2/3 complex using standard and steered MD simulations."
 
December 8 (15:00 - 17:00)- Hari "Insights into the mechanism of overactivation of E545K PI3Kalpha mutant using un-biased and steered molecular dynamics simulations."
 
December 18 (12:00 - 15:00 - Αιθουσα Γ1)- Marilena
 
Computational Resources for Drug Discovery (review of the EMBL-EBI workshop)

 
 Christmas Break
January 14, 11:00-2:00 (Teleconference room)
 
Presentation of the final Projects of the MSc course: "Molecular Modeling of Biomolecules"
January 23, 13:00 - 15:00 - Αιθουσα Γ1 - Evi
 
"Investigation of the molecular basis of action of the AT1 antagonist losartan and its metabolite EXP3174 using a coarse-grained and all-atom molecular dynamics simulations"
February 9 - Marilena
 
Design and development of anti-Myc inhibitors
March 2 Discussion of working paper
 
March 17-18 Arp2/3 Greece-Turkey meeting
 
  See the schedule of the meeting here
 

 
Easter Break

 


2013 - 2014 Academic Year

Seminars take place in the THIRD floor seminar room, Fridays 10:15 - 12:00

October 10
 
Visit in Scienomics http://scienomics.com/ (NCSR Demokritos)
October 24
 
George: "The Molecular Basis of Action of the AT1 Antagonist Losartan"
November 12 (12-2pm)
 
Ross Walker: "Lights, Computer, Action: Accelerated Molecular Dynamics, from Enzyme Activation to Membrane Dynamics"
November 21 - Evi
 
"Free Energy Calculations of Aminoadamantane Blockers of Influenza A/M2TM Pore"
November 29
(1 - 3pm)

 
Hari: "The effect of oncogenic mutation E545K on the conformation of PI3Ka"
December 12 - George
 
"Progress toward inhibition and mechanistic studies of the Arp2/3 complex"
  Christmas break
January 23 Lecture in NTUA by Dr. Spyros Vicatos - "Coarse - Grained Models for biological simulations, formulation and applications"
February 14 (Friday, 13:00-15:00 exceptionally) - Spyros Vicatos
 
 Simplified Models for the studies of proteins, applications and recent advances."
March 7th - Evi & Zoe
 
Discussion of working paper (Nanoparticle:membrane interactions)
March 14 - Arp2/3 Meeting
 
Talks by George Patargias, Zoe Cournia, Yavuz Ergun
March 28 - Evi & Zoe
 
Discussion of working paper (H1047R PI3Ka mechanism of over-activation)
April 14 - Marilena - (12pm - 2pm - IS2)
 
The Myc oncoprotein as a cancer drug target: Literature review and proposed studies for drug design

 

Easter Break
May 9 - Harri
 
ΠΕΙΡΑΜΑΤΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΥΠΟΛΟΓΙΣΤΙΚΗ ΜΕΛΕΤΗ ΤΗΣ ΑΛΛΗΛΕΠΙΔΡΑΣΗΣ ΑΜΙΝΟΑΔΑΜΑΝΤΑΝΙΚΩΝ ΠΡΟΣΔΕΤΩΝ ΜΕ ΤΟΝ ΔΙΑΜΕΜΒΡΑΝΙΚΟ ΠΟΡΟ ΤΟΥ ΙΟΝΤΙΚΟΥ ΔΙΑΥΛΟΥ ΤΗΣ ΠΡΩΤΕΪΝΗΣ ΤΟΥ IOY ΤΗΣ INFLUENZA A/M2
 
May 12 - 11:30 - Harris
 
Master's defense - School of Pharmacy, Room ΑΦΧ
May 16 - Evi Research Seminar: Molecular dynamics simulations of the wild-type and H1047R mutant PI3K?: Insights to the design of mutant specific inhibitors.
 
May 23 - Hari
 
Study of the E545K PI3Ka mutation
May 27 (15:30 - 17:00 Library) - Zoe & Evi
 
Discussion of working paper
June 5 (16:30 - 18:00 Γ1 seminar room)- George
 
Research Seminar: MD simulations of the Arp2/3 complex with bound VCA and actin
June 16
 
Discussion of Chapter 11 (free energy methods)
June 23 - (16:00-17:00, Library)
 
Discussion of working paper
July 7 - (13:30 - 15:00, teleconference room) Eva
 
Master thesis presentation "DISCOVERY OF POTENT NURR1 ACTIVATORS USING COMPUTER-AIDED DRUG DESIGN FOR THE TREATMENT OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE"
July 11 Eva's Master thesis presentation (Department of Chemical Engineering, U Patras)
 
July 18 - Hari Study of the E545K PI3Ka mutation Part II
 

 
Summer Break

 

 


2012 - 2013 Academic Year

Sept. 25 TUESDAY at 11am exceptionally - Thomas:
 
"Elucidating the oncogenic mechanism of the H1047R PI3Kalpha mutant kinase through molecular dynamics simulations"
Oct. 8 – Eva: “NURR1 as a target to treat Parkinson's disease: Literature Review and Proposed Studies”
 
Oct. 22 – George at 10:15 exceptionally: “Inhibition and mechanistic studies of the Arp2/3 complex through docking and MD simulations.”
 
Nov. 6 Cancelled
 
Nov. 20 (TUESDAY) – Evi:
 
"The effect of cholesterol in membrane phase transitions and NP translocation"
Dec. 4 (TUESDAY) – Harris "Interaction of aminoadamantine derivatives with the influenza A virus M2 channel through docking and FEP calculations"
 
Dec. 17 Ming Han

Seminars take place in the ground floor seminar room, Mondays 10:15 - 12:00

Jan. 28 George: Journal Club
 
Feb. 18 Eva: Journal Club
 
Mar. 4 Evi: Journal Club
 
Mar. 18 Harris: Journal Club
 
Apr. 1 Ming: Journal Club
 
Apr. 15 George: TBA
 
 
 
Easter Break
May 13 Evi: TBA
 
May 27 Harris: Master's thesis presentation
 
June 10 Eva: Master's thesis presentation
 
June 24 Ming: TBA
 
 
 
Summer Break

2011 - 2012 Academic Year

Nov 7-11 EIE Workshop
 
Nov 28: George Molecular modeling studies of viral ion channels
 
December 12: Evi “Interaction of aminoadamantine derivatives with the influenza A virus M2 channel through docking and FEP calculations.
 
  Christmas Break
 
Jan. 16:  Thomas: “The c-Myc oncoprotein as a cancer drug target: molecular modeling and inhibition studies.”
 
Jan. 30: George Journal Club
 
Feb. 13: Evi Journal Club
 
March 5: Thomas Journal Club
 
March 16
(11:15am): Evi

 
“Virtual Screening and in vitro studies targeting the mutant PI3Ka protein."
April 10 No group meeting
 
April 23: Harris "Synthesis of heterocyclic compounds containing thiazole and thiazolidine ring."
 
May 7: George “Inhibition studies of the Arp2/3 complex.”
 
May 18: George “Inhibition studies of the Arp2/3 complex.” (Friday)
 
May 21: Thomas “MD simulations of the WT and mutant PI3Ka protein: Insights into the mechanism of oncogenesis.”
 
June 1: Evi Journal Club (Friday)
 
June 18: Thomas Journal Club
 
July 2: George Journal Club
 
July 16: Eva: "Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Palmitic Acid"
 
  Summer Break

 


2010 - 2011 Academic Year

Dec. 2 - Zoe: "Molecular Modeling and Drug Design: An Overview"
 
Dec. 9 - Evi: "Insights into the mechanism of oncogenesis of the mutated PI3Kα: Literature Review and Proposed Studies"
 
Dec. 16 - Thomas: "Molecular Mechanics of ATP-binding cassette efflux transporters"
 
Dec. 20 - Dimitra: "Microscopic, dynamical and transport properties of cytochrome c oxidase studied with MD simulations: Literature Review and Proposed Studies"
 
  Christmas break
 
Jan. 13, 15:00 talk in “Optimization Techniques for Protein Docking”, Speaker: Yannis Paschalidis, EKPA - Pliroforiki
 
Jan. 14 - Zoe: "Force Field parameterization and Molecular Dynamics Simulations principles"
 
Jan. 20 – lab workshop: “Molecular Dynamics simulations and Normal Mode Analysis of BPTI in vacuum with CHARMM”. This workshop will last a full day and will introduce MD/NMA techniques, script editor “vi”, and the plotting program “xmgrace”.
 
Jan. 23 talk in “Electron Microscopy basics by Prof. Catherine Venien-Bryan (CNRS-University of Paris) at EIE, 14:00
 
Jan. 26 (9:20 - 14:45) Translational Workshop at IIBEAA.
 
Jan. 27 NO Group Seminar - please try to attend the two structural talks and the translational workshop this week.
 
Jan. 28 talk in “Single particle microscopy and electron crystallography” by Prof. Catherine Venien-Bryan (CNRS-University of Paris) at EIE, 12:00
 
Feb. 3 Evi: "Molecular Dynamics simulations of peptide-membrane interactions: Insights into membrane translocation mechanisms of cell-penetrating peptides.
 
Feb. 10 – Feb. 24 No seminar
 
Mar. 3 - Thomas: "Repositioning HIV protease inhibitors to target human kinome: a chemical systems biology approach"
 
Mar. 10 No seminar
 
Mar. 17 - Zoe: "Optimization of a NURR1/RXRalpha agonist as a means to treat Parkinson’s Disease"
 
Mar. 24 - Evi: "Interaction of aminoadamantine derivatives with the influenza A virus M2 channel through docking and FEP calculations"
 
Mar. 31 No seminar
 
Apr. 7 – Giannis: “Energetic and toxicophore filtering of docking poses to improve lead identification”
 
Apr. 14 - Thomas: "TBA: literature review an proposed studies"