'Hands-on' Workshop on Computational Biophysics using VMD, NAMD, and ProDy, June 10-14, 2013 in Pittsburgh, PA

From: David Brandon (brandon_at_ks.uiuc.edu)
Date: Fri Mar 08 2013 - 12:08:25 CST

The Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group, NIH Center for
Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics at the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign, and the BTRC Center for Multiscale Modeling of
Biological Systems from the University of Pittsburgh will organize an:

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


to be held June 10-14, 2013, at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

This workshop will be presented by members of the Theoretical and
Computational Biophysics Group from the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign and members of the BTRC Center for Multiscale Modeling
of Biological Systems from the University of Pittsburgh . It will cover
a wide range of physical models and computational approaches for the
simulation of biological systems including VMD, NAMD and ProDy. 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, signaling
pathways and druggability simulations. 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, elastic network
models, and steered molecular dynamics simulations. Participants are
encouraged to bring their own laptop for use in workshop tutorial
sessions but computer workstations are also available.

The workshop is designed for students and 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 25 participants.

Registration fee: $100 fee for students; $200 non-student academics;
$300 all others; fee is non-refundable. Enrollment limited to 25
participants. Housing in double rooms at the Holiday Inn - University
Center and all course materials will be provided. The workshop can
neither fund nor arrange participant travel.

Application deadline for full consideration: May 12
Selection and notification of participants by: Ongoing through May 15
Confirmation of attendance by participants due by: Two days after
acceptance notice
Payment of workshop fee due by: Five business days after confirmation
Housing check-in date: June 9
Housing check-out date: June 15

Please see the page below for more information and application:

The TCBG and CMMBS Workshop Team:

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