Prof. dr. Peter Bolhuis

Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences
University of Amsterdam
Science Park 904
PO Box 94157
1090 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands

room: SP C2.222
phone: (+31) 20 525 6447
p.g.bolhuis (at)


My group is interested in studying rare events in complex systems such as folding of proteins, biomolecular isomerisation, self-assembly and nucleation events. To achieve insight in these processes we conduct multiscale modeling simulations of biomolecular systems using rare event- and coarse graining techniques. In addition we continue developing new and advanced simulation methodology such as Transition Path Sampling, replica exchange, and free energy calculation. Read more about our projects on the research page.


10 February 2010 Seeing is believing
Jocelyne Vreede, Jarek Juraszek, and Peter Bolhuis present their latest computer simulations of the photoactive yellow protein with a paper in Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA entitled Predicting the reaction coordinates of millisecond light-induced conformational changes in photoactive yellow protein

20 September 2010 the ACMM website can be found here