NIH-sponsored workshops on Theoretical and Computational Biophysics 2015 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"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, molecular dynamics flexible fitting of structures into cryo electron microscopy maps, refinement of low resolution crystal structures, evolutionary algorithms and network dynamics, and whole cell simulations. 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

August 3-7, 2015

Room 115, Energy Biosciences Building
University of California Berkeley
2151 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94704



Klaus Schulten
Emad Tajkhorshid
Zan Luthey-Schulten
Ryan McGreevy



General Questions:

Registration fee: none. 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 2015):
Application deadline for full consideration: July 15
Selection and notification of participants by: Ongoing through July 31
Confirmation of attendance by participants due by: Two days after acceptance notice
Payment of workshop fee due by: NONE

The workshop will be held at the University of California Berkeley, 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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