Computational Biophysics Workshop - Chicago, Jun. 9-13, 2005
Welcome to the
Computational Biophysics Workshop in Chicago
Club Quarters - Central Loop Hotel
June 9-13, 2005
Modeling the molecular processes of biological cells is a craft and an art. Techniques like theoretical and computational skills can be learnt by training, but meaningful applications are achieved only with experience and sensitivity. The Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group offered a workshop, attempting to teach both the craft and art of modeling through learning by doing. In mid-June 2005, 20 participants attended the workshop held at the Club Quarters-Central Loop Hotel, in Chicago, Illinois. Participants learned how to stretch proteins, pull water through molecular channels, mine genomic data, and study their favorite biomolecules. After lectures and discussions in the morning, evening were devoted to hands-on computer laboratories where participants delved into 300 pages of tutorials, on laptops humming with computational biology software, e.g., VMD and NAMD.