TCB Hands-on Workshop in Champaign


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

"Hands-On" Workshop on Computational Biophysics


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 20 participants (a second date of July 6-10 is also being enrolled). All participants are required to bring their own laptop for use in workshop tutorial sessions.

Computational Biophysics Workshops

August 10-14, 2009

Theoretical & Computational Biophysics Group
University of Illinois
Beckman Institute
405 N Mathews Ave
Urbana, IL 61801



K. Schulten (UIUC)
Z. Luthey-Schulten (UIUC)
E. Tajkhorshid (UIUC)


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Registration fee*: $200 students; $300 non-student academics; $400 all others.
Enrollment limited to 20 participants.  Preference given to non-UIUC applicants.

Housing at the I Hotel* (7/5-7/11 and 8/9-8/15) and all course materials will be provided.
Application deadline is 5/3. Selection and notification of participants completed by 5/13.
Registration fee due from selected participants by 5/23.

The workshop will be held at the I Hotel & Conference Center near the UIUC campus and is sponsored by:
NIH Center for Research Resources NIH Resource for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics (NIH P41-RR005969)

*Registration fee covers double-occupancy room housing only. Those preferring a single room are on their own to arrange and pay for the room. The workshop can neither fund nor arrange participant travel.

Last Updated: January 22, 2009
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