"Hands-on" Workshop on Computational Biophysics
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.
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. Those interested in attending must apply and be accepted into the workshop. Enrollment is limited to 24 participants. All participants are required to bring their own laptop for use in workshop tutorial sessions. Participants must arrange and pay for their own travel and housing. Registration fees and important dates are described below.
Computational Biophysics Workshops
November 3-7, 2014
Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience
Georgia Institute of Technology
315 Ferst Drive, NW
Atlanta, GA 30332
Klaus Schulten (UIUC)
Chris Chipot (CNRS)
Emad Tajkhorshid (UIUC)
James Gumbart (Georgia Tech)