Announcement: Hands-On Workshop On Computational Biophysics

From: Danielle Chandler (
Date: Wed Dec 17 2014 - 10:24:50 CST

Dear Colleagues,

The Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group, NIH Center for
Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics (, is pleased to
announce the following training opportunity:

"Hands-on" Workshop on Computational Biophysics

to be held March 16-20, 2015 at the Beckman Institute at the University of

This 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. Topics covered include: using VMD and
NAMD, applications of VMD and NAMD in modern research, force fields and
parameterizing new molecules, simulating membrane proteins and ion
channels, modeling nucleic acid systems, computational nano-bio,
evolutionary algorithms and network dynamics. Lectures in the morning will
by followed by hands-on tutorials.

The workshop is designed for researchers and students 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.

Applications to the workshop are due by March 1, 2015, for full
consideration. Selection and notification of participants from the
applicant pool is ongoing through March 9. Those selected to attend must
confirm participation and pay applicable registration fees. Participants
are responsible for the cost of housing, and the workshop can neither fund
nor arrange participant travel. All participants are required to bring
their own laptop for use in workshop tutorial sessions.

Due to space and equipment constraints, enrollment is limited to 24
For further information, and online application, go to

We look forward to receiving your application!

TCBG Workshop Organizers

Danielle Chandler
Theoretical & Computational Biophysics Group  |  217-300-7241

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