'Hands-On' Workshop on Computational Biophysics using VMD and NAMD, October 17-21, 2011, Bremen, Germany

From: David Brandon (brandon_at_ks.uiuc.edu)
Date: Fri Jul 29 2011 - 14:13:05 CDT

'Hands-On' Workshop on Computational Biophysics using VMD and NAMD,
October 17-21, 2011, Bremen, Germany

We are pleased to announce the CECAM tutorial (www.cecam.org),

"'Hands-On' Workshop on Computational Biophysics using VMD and NAMD"


to be held October 17-21, 2011, on the campus of Jacobs University
Bremen, Germany. The workshop will be presented by members of the
Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group (www.ks.uiuc.edu) from
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will explore a wide
range of physical models and computational approaches for the simulation
of biological systems.

The workshop is based on case studies including the properties of
membranes and membrane proteins, mechanism of molecular motors,
trafficking in the living cell through water and ion channels, and
signaling pathways. Physical concepts, mathematical techniques, and
computational methods required will be introduced, including force
fields and algorithms used in molecular modeling, molecular dynamics
simulations on parallel computers, and steered molecular dynamics

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.

Applications to the workshop are due by September 4, 2011. Selection and
notification of participants from the application pool will be completed
by September 9, 2011. Participants must pay for their own housing,
available at the Residential Colleges on the Jacobs University campus
for a cost of 350 Euro for shared housing, or 410 Euro for a single room
(limited availability). Accommodation and full board are from Sunday
evening to Saturday morning. Those staying off-campus are also assessed
a non-refundable 50 Euro registration fee. The workshop will provide
learning materials; participants must arrange and pay for their own travel.

Due to space and equipment constraints, the workshop is limited to 40
participants. For more information and on-line application, go to:


TCBG Workshop Team together with Ulrich Kleinekathoefer (Jacobs University)
Contact: workshop+bremen_at_ks.uiuc.edu

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