NIH-sponsored Workshops on Theoretical and Computational Biophysics
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, March 21-25

"Hands-On" Workshop on Computational Biophysics at Atlanta

The Molecular Rubber Band in Muscle

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 24 participants. All participants are required to bring their own laptop for use in workshop tutorial sessions.

Computational Biophysics Workshops

March 21-25, 2011

Microelectronic Research Center
Pettit Building
Conference Room 102
791 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-0269



K. Schulten (UIUC)
Z. Luthey-Schulten (UIUC)
E. Tajkhorshid (UIUC)




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Registration fee*: $50 for students; $100 non-student academics; $200 all others; fee is non-refundable. Enrollment limited to 24 participants. Housing at the Georgia Tech Hotel* and all course materials will be provided. The workshops can neither fund nor arrange participant travel. Workshops provide double-occupancy room housing for participants only. Those preferring a single room or any other arrangements are on their own to arrange and pay for their housing.
Significant Dates: Date
Application deadline for full consideration: March 4, 2011
Selection and notification of participants by: March 11, 2011
Registration fee due from selected participants by: March 16, 2011
Hotel check-in date: March 20, 2011
Hotel check-out date: March 26, 2011

The workshop will be held at the on the Georgia Tech campus, in the Microelectronics Research Center, Pettit Building, Conference Room 102, and is sponsored by:
NIH National Center for Research Resources
NIH Resource for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics (NIH P41-RR005969)
Integrative BioSystems Institute at Georgia Tech
Institute for Data and High Performance Computing at Georgia Tech
Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at Georgia Tech
Last Updated: February 21, 2011
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