Sponsored by Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire and the U.S. National Institutes of Health
Jacobs University Bremen, Germany, October 17-21

"Hands-On" Workshop on Computational Biophysics in Bremen

Photosynthetic Membrane of Purple Bacterium Modeled from AFM Images

The 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. The course will be based on case studies including the properties of membranes and membrane proteins, mechanisms of molecular motors, trafficking in the living cell through water and ion channels, and signaling pathways. Relevant physical concepts, mathematical techniques, and computational methods will be introduced, including force fields and algorithms used in molecular modeling, molecular dynamics simulations on parallel computers and steered molecular dynamics simulations.

The workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers 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. Theory sessions in the morning will be followed by hands-on computer labs in the afternoon in which students will be able to set up and run simulations. Enrollment limited to 40 participants. All participants are required to bring their own laptop for use in workshop tutorial sessions.

Computational Biophysics Workshops

October 17-21, 2011

Conference Hall, Campus Center
Campusring 1,
Jacobs University Bremen
28759 Bremen, Germany



K. Schulten (UIUC)
E. Tajkhorshid (UIUC)




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Housing fee: Participants must pay for their own housing, available at the Residential Colleges at a cost of 350 Euro for a two-room apartment sharing an en suite bathroom, or 410 Euro for a single room (limited availability). A 50 Euro non-refundable cancellation/handling fee applies to late cancellation of a room. Accommodation and full board are from Sunday evening to Saturday morning. Those staying off-campus are also assessed a non-refundable 50 Euro registration fee. The workshop will provide learning materials; participants must arrange and pay for their own travel.
Significant Dates: Date
Application deadline for full consideration: September 4, 2011
Selection and notification of participants by: September 9, 2011
Confirmation of attendance by participants due by: September 16, 2011
Payment for board and lodging due by: September 23, 2011
Housing check-in date: October 16, 2011
Housing check-out date: October 22, 2011

The workshop will be held on the campus of Jacobs University Bremen, at Conference Hall in the Campus Center and is sponsored by:
Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire (CECAM)
NIH Resource for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics (NIH P41-RR005969)
Jacobs University Bremen
Last Updated: May 2, 2011
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