TCBG "Hands-on" Workshop on Computational Biophysics, July 12-16, 2010, at San Diego

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Date: Thu May 13 2010 - 16:33:11 CDT

The Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group, NIH Resource for
Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics ( at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (, presents a

   "Hands-On" Workshop on Computational Biophysics

to be held July 12-16, 2010 at the National Resource for Automated
Molecular Microscopy on the Scripps Research Institute campus in San
Diego, California, USA. Application, selection, and notification of
participants is on-going through July 2, 2010.

The workshop will explore physical models and computational approaches
used for the simulation of biological systems and the investigation of
their function at an atomic level. The course will be based on case
studies including the properties of membranes and membrane proteins,
mechanisms of molecular motors, trafficking in the living cell through
water and ion channels, and signaling pathways. Relevant physical
concepts, mathematical techniques, and computational methods will be
introduced, including force fields and algorithms used in molecular
modeling, molecular dynamics simulations on parallel computers and
steered molecular dynamics simulations.

The workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral
researchers in computational and/or biophysical fields who seek to
extend their research skills to include computational and theoretical
expertise, as well as other researchers interested in theoretical and
computational biophysics. Theory sessions in the morning will be
followed by hands-on computer labs in the afternoon in which students
will be able to set up and run simulations. Enrollment limited to 35
participants. The workshop will be held July 12-16, 2010. All
participants are required to bring their own laptop, prepared for use in
workshop tutorial sessions. Course materials will be provided.

The workshop is sponsored by the Nationaal Biomedical Computation
Resource (, the National Resource for Automated Molecular
Microscopy (, and the NIH National Center for Research
Resources (

We look forward to receiving your application!

TCBG Workshop Organizers

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