TCB Hands-on Workshop in Urbana

Collaborative Workshop:

Computational Biophysics Workshop Using VMD and NAMD at Beijing, China

Computer Network Information Center
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing, China

October 14-17, 2013

A "collaborative workshop" involves significant contributions by the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group (TCBG), e.g. lectures, learning materials, and funding, to a training event organized by an external group. From October 14-17, 2013, a collaborative workshop titled "Computational Biophysics Workshop Using VMD and NAMD" was held at the Computer Network Information Center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China. At the event, TCBG postdoctoral associate Yanxin Liu provided lectures, and 34 participants worked through TCBG tutorials whilst utilizing TCBG's VMD and NAMD software programs. The event was co-sponsored by TCBG and the Supercomputing Center and the Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The scope of the workshop aimed to introduce methods and tools in setting up molecular simulations in the context of biomolecules. Using molecular dynamics methodology as the central concept, the workshop aimed at providing a systematic way to set up and simulate biological systems, along with analysis techniques to extract and visually represent some of the interesting properties of biological systems.