NIH-sponsored Workshop on
Theoretical and Computational Biophysics
Atlanta, GA
November 14-18, 2016

"Hands-on" Workshop on Computational Biophysics at Atlanta, GA

Orbitals in the bc1 Complex

This workshop will be presented by members of the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in collaboration with the research group of JC Gumbart at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Topics will cover instruction in state-of-the-art molecular dynamics simulation and free energy techniques using NAMD, analysis and visualization with VMD, and bacterial cell simulations with Lattice Microbes. Morning lecture presentations will introduce fundamental theory and concepts, while afternoon hands-on computer laboratory sessions will allow participants to apply NAMD, VMD, and Lattice Microbes directly in a series of guided tutorials. The workshop is designed for all students and researchers in computational and/or biophysical fields who seek to extend their expertise to include biomolecular simulations. Experimentalists and non-specialists are encouraged to attend and will benefit particularly from instruction in the use of QwikMD, a new teaching software incorporating NAMD and VMD that significantly lowers the learning curve for novice users.

November 14-18, 2016

Marcus Nano 1117-1118
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA

J.C. Gumbart (GaTech)
Zan Luthey-Schulten (UIUC)
Aleksei Aksimentiev (UIUC)

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No registration fee. Enrollment limited to 25 participants. The workshop can neither fund nor arrange participant travel.

Significant Dates
Date (in 2016):
Application deadline for full consideration:
October 14, 2016
Selection and notification of participants by:
October 21, 2016
Confirmation of attendance by participants due by:
October 28, 2016
Payment of workshop fee due by:
Five business days after confirmation

The workshop will be held at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA and is sponsored by:
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
NIH Center for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics (NIH 9P41GM104601)
NIH Hands-on Workshops on Computational Biophysics (NIH 1R25GM103771-01)
The Blue Waters System at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois

Workshop advertised in part via a posting to the Computational Chemistry List (
Last updated: August 16, 2016
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