From: Danielle Chandler (
Date: Wed Aug 27 2014 - 13:04:56 CDT

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 November 3-7, 2014 at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

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, free energy calculations, and the
use of Molecular Dynamics Flexible Fitting (MDFF) for modeling
biomolecular structures based on cryo-EM density maps. Lectures in the
morning will by followed by hands-on tutorials in the afternoon.

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 October 20, 2014, for full
consideration. Selection and notification of participants from the
applicant pool is ongoing through October 27. 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
participants. For further information, and online application, go to

We look forward to receiving your application!

TCBG Workshop Organizers