CECAM-Lorentz call

CECAM and the Lorentz Center annually organize a call to attract scientists who want to organize a computational science workshop. Every other year the workshop will be held at the Lorentz Center in Leiden or at CECAM HQ in Lausanne.

The CECAM-Lorentz program plans to host a leading-edge workshop in computational simulation and modeling and its application in molecular simulations and related areas. Otherwise, the topic is open. 

Strongly interdisciplinary computational science topics, targeting discussions and new synergies between different communities from the natural/exact sciences are welcomed. Organizing teams and participant lists that reflect this interdisciplinary spirit are strongly encouraged.
Diversity, both in gender and geographical provenance, of organizers and participants are equally encouraged and will be considered in the evaluation of the proposals.


What we seek
• an innovative scientific program, that takes us beyond our current boundaries
• an open and interactive format, with few lectures

What we offer
• a 5-day workshop for up to 25 people
• travel and accommodation reimbursements and other organizational costs
• a professional support organization
Please find answers to several FAQs here.



Andrea Cavalli, director CECAM, andrea.cavalli@rpfl.ch

Arjen Doelman, director Lorentz Center, doelman@lorentzcenter.nl
Henriette Jensenius, scientific manager Lorentz Center, jensenius@lorentzcenter.nl


CECAM-Lorentz call winners

2023 - 2024

Atomistic modelling of solid-liquid interfaces in electrocatalysis

Nuria López, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia
Marc Koper, University of Leiden
Hannes Jonsson, University of Iceland
Max García-Melchor, Trinity College Dublin
Giancarlo Cicero, Politecnico di Torino



The Extracellular Matrix: How to model structure complexity 

Cicely Macnamara, University of Glasgow

Lisanne Rens, Delft University of Technology

Robyn Shuttleworth, University of Saskatchewan



Useful Quantum Computation For Quantum Chemistry

Thomas O'Brien, Google Quantum AI   

Lucas Visscher, VU Amsterdam   

Barbara Terhal, TU Delft   

Markus Reiher, ETH Zurich



Computing Complex Mechanical Systems

Martin van Hecke, Leiden University

Pedro Reis, EPFL

Miguel Bessa, Delft University of Technology

Mark Pauly, EPFL



Molecular Simulations Meets Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Shirin Faraji, U Groningen

Niels Taatgen, U Groningen

Frank Noe, FU Berlin

Siewert-Jan Marrink, U Groningen



Multiscale-modelling of nucleosomes and their positioning on DNA

John H. Maddocks, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne

Helmut Schiessel, Instituut-Lorentz for Theoretical Physics



Reaction Coordinates from Molecular Trajectories

Peter Bolhuis, University of Amsterdam

Gerhard Hummer, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics

Christoph Dellago, University of Vienna



Virus as a Whole: Meso- and Macroscopic Structure and Dynamics at All Atom Resolutions

Dimitry Nerukh, Aston University

Sergey Karabsov, Queen Mary University of London



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