NIH-sponsored Workshop on
Theoretical and Computational Biophysics
Auburn, Alabama
July 17-21, 2023

"Hands-on" Workshop on Computational Biophysics at Auburn, AL

Immature Retrovirus

This workshop will be presented by members of the NIH Center for Macromolecular Modeling & Visualization at Urbana-Champaign. Topics will cover instruction in state-of-the-art molecular dynamics simulation and free energy techniques using NAMD, nanotechology simulation with ARBD and biomolecular visualization and analysis with VMD. Morning lecture presentations will introduce fundamental theory and concepts, while afternoon hands-on computer laboratory sessions will allow participants to apply NAMD, ARDB and VMD 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. Enrollment limited to 35 participants.

July 17-21, 2023

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Emad Tajkhorshid
Rafael Bernardi
John Stone
David Hardy
Chris Chipot
Aleksei Aksimentiev
Christopher Maffeo
Mariano Spivak

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No registration fee. Enrollment limited to 35 participants.

Significant Dates
Date (in 2023):
Application deadline for full consideration:
June 10, 2023
Initial selection and notification of participants by:
June 7, 2023
Final selection and notification of participants by:
June 17, 2023

The workshop will be in person, organized by the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Auburn University, Alabama and is sponsored by:
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
NIH Resource for Macromolecular Modeling and Visualization (NIH R24-GM145965)
Computational resources provided by ACCESS 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: April 9, 2023
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