NIH-sponsored workshops on Theoretical and Computational Biophysics 2014 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Georgia Institute of Technology

"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)



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Registration fee: $150 fee for students; $250 non-student academics; $350 all others; fee is non-refundable. Enrollment limited to 24 participants. Course materials will be provided. Participants must cover the cost of housing. The workshops can neither fund nor arrange participant travel.

Significant Dates Date (in 2014):
Application deadline for full consideration: October 20
Selection and notification of participants by: Ongoing through October 27
Confirmation of attendance by participants due by: Two days after acceptance notice
Payment of workshop fee due by: Five business days after confirming attendance

The workshop will be held at the on the Georgia Tech campus, in the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience, and is sponsored by:
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
NIH Center for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics (NIH 9P41GM104601)
Workshop advertised in part via the Computational Chemistry List (
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